The Weeknd is teaming up with HBO for a limited series titled ‘The Idol’.
The Grammy award winning artiste will co-write, executive produce and star in the show, which centres around a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of the leader of a secret cult.
Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson will pair with The Weeknd as executive producers and also serve as creators of the show. Joseph Epstein and Mary Laws are in position to write alongside The Weeknd, while serving as executive producer and co-producer respectively. Epstein is also credited as showrunner of the series.
The developing series adds up to the countable number of TV and film works the global artist has starred in.
In the 2019 Netflix original project ‘The Uncut Gems’ The Weeknd made a cameo appearance playing himself for a few minutes out of a 130-minute-long film. He also wrote and starred in a single episode of the TBS animated series ‘American Dad’ in 2020.
Repped by Slaiby at SALXCO, CAA, and Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, The Weeknd’s music career, which he is best known for has accrued lots of accolades including the recently swept top categories (artiste, album, sing and songwriter of the year) at the Juno Awards.
He also doubles as an Academy Award nominee in the best achievement in music written for motion pictures, original song (2016).