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“The Idol”, with The Weeknd, in preview at Cannes

“The Idol”, with The Weeknd, in preview at Cannes


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The new HBO series “The Idol”, with The weekend and Lily-Rose Depp, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Created by Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, the series is also directed by Reza Fahim and the author of Euphoria And Malcolm and Marie, Sam Levinson. The show largely focuses on the character of Depp, a rising pop star who is drawn into the orbit of a Los Angeles self-help guru, played by Tesfaye, the singer behind contemporary hits such as “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears”.

According to sources, only the first two or three episodes of the new miniseries are expected to screen at the festival.

One of the show’s biggest selling points comes in the form of its eclectic cast which includes the likes of pop star Troye Sivan as well as Steve Zissis, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, Anne Heche, Jennie Kim, Rachel Sennott and Hari Nef. Tesfaye previously worked with the Safdie brothers in their review acclaimed film of 2019 Uncut Gems.

Take a look at the trailer for the new series below.