HBO has released the first teaser trailer for the idol, a new show co-created by Sam Levinson, creator and principal director of Euphoriaas well as Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd. the idol stars Tesfaye as a Los Angeles club owner and contemporary cult leader as he forges a “complicated relationship” with a rising pop idol played by Lily-Rose Depp.
As you would expect from a show the creator shares with Euphoria, the idolThe trailer is a debauched affair that promises the series will tell “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood.” Levinson will direct each of the show’s six episodes after director Amy Seimetz stepped out of the project in April. Deadline reported at the time. The news of the director change was accompanied by reports of casting changes and new shoots to rework the series.
An official release date for the idol has yet to be announced, but the trailer promises it’s “coming soon”.