HBO has released the first trailer for their new series ‘The Idol’ from Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye and ‘Euphoria’ creator Sam Levison.
In the 90-second teaser, Lily-Rose Deppe and The Weeknd star in a story set against the LA music industry. The action follows a self-help guru and leader of a modern cult who develops a complicated relationship with a rising pop singer.
The series caused a stir in April when it was announced it would be overhauled and taken in a new creative direction, leading to several cast and crew leaving – as such, it’s not clear who is still on board.
Tesfaye and Reza Fahim are credited as writers with Joe Epstein as showrunner.