The Weeknd is one of the most well-known artists in the world today. The actor is having quite an exciting year following a performance at the Super Bowl and countless Billboard Music Award victories. Up next, the singer is crossing over to the television medium. As first reported by Deadline, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, is on board to star in and co-write a new drama series in the works at HBO.
Per the initial report, the series, titled The Idol, will follow a female pop singer. As she attempts to make it as a star in L.A., she develops a romantic relationship with an enigmatic club owner who is also the leader of a super-secret cult.
Euphoria creator Sam Levinson co-created the series with The Weeknd and Reza Fahim, the singer’s producing partner. Additionally, The Weeknd will executive produce the series alongside Levinson, Fahim, Ashley Levinson (Malcolm & Marie), and Kevin Turen (Assassination Nation). Moreover, Mary Laws (Succession) will co-write the series as well.
While this will be the first starring role for the three-time Grammy winner, The Weeknd turned in a memorable performance alongside Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems. The multihyphenate also lent his voice to animated shows like American Dad and Robot Chicken. Beginning on January 14, 2022, the performer will embark on a worldwide tour that will take up most of the year.
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