The Weeknd’s ‘The Idol’: Air time, how to watch, plot and all about singer’s cult drama show
Selling over 75M records, The Weeknd is considered one of the top global musicians and more so with his 2020 album ‘After Hours’ winning several accolades throughout the year. Now, with an intention to expand his horizons, the multiple award-winning crooner is going to try his hands at acting.
The 31-year-old singer-songwriter, who has a minor writing experience with TBS’ ‘American Dad’, will now be playing a lead role in a show called ‘The Idol’. The ‘Save Your Tears’ hitmaker is developing this show with HBO award-winning series ‘Euphoria’ creator Sam Levinson, as reported by Deadline. The Weeknd, who headlined the Super Bowl halftime show earlier in 2021, bagged a whopping 10 awards at the 2021 Billboard Music Award out of a record 16 nominations. The renowned singer was most recently featured on Doja Cat’s single ‘You Right’ from her latest album ‘Planet Her’.
The air time for The Weeknd’s ‘The Idol’ has not been announced yet. MEAWW will keep you posted.
How to watch
Since the show has just been announced, the streaming platform has been kept under wraps. However, since The Weeknd is working closely with ‘Euphoria’ creator Sam Levinson, it won’t be wrong to assume if the show lands on HBO.
According to Deadline, ‘The Idol’ will follow a female pop singer who falls in love with a mysterious Los Angeles club owner, who also happens to be a cult leader. Interestingly, the Weeknd is not only going to face the camera but will also work behind it as a co-writer and an executive producer. The show also has a Toronto connection as Levinson earlier worked with Toronto native Drake on ‘Euphoria’ where the rapper executively produced the show. The Weeknd also hails from the same city.
‘The Idol’ is in the very early stages of production as of now and therefore, the cast for the show is yet to be decided. MEAWW will keep you posted. The Weeknd will, of course, be seen playing a lead role in the cult drama series.
The Weeknd, who began his career in 2009, has released four albums so far. The multi-platinum singer is best known for his chart-topping singles such as ‘Can't Feel My Face’, ‘The Hills’, ‘Heartless’, ‘Save Your Tears’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ among several others. Boasting an impressive discography, the singer has won three Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, 15 Juno Awards, five SOCAN awards and one Brit Award. The Weekend has also been nominated for an Academy Award.
Apart from The Weeknd and Levinson, the show will be co-created by Reza Fahim, who works with the R&B singer as a creative producer. Joseph Epstein has been roped in as a co-writer and showrunner on the project, whereas Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen and Aaron L Gilbert will co-executive produce ‘The Idol’ alongside Levinson. Mary Laws, who has written on ‘Succession’ and ‘Preacher’, will also write and co-executive produce the drama series. The Weeknd’s manager Wassim “SAL” Slaiby and creative director La Mar C Taylor also will co-executive produce ‘The Idol’.
The trailer for ‘The Idol’ is yet to be released on social media platforms. MEAWW will keep you updated with the same.
If you like this, you’ll love these:
’13 Reasons Why’
‘Freaks and Geeks’
‘We Are Who We Are'