Lily-Rose Depp has been cast as the female lead opposite The Weeknd in ‘The Idol‘, a series in development for HBO.
The Idol, an HBO series
For her first steps in a television series, Lily-Rose Depp hit hard. The Franco-American actress and model joins the cast of The Idol, an HBO series created by Sam Levinson, best known for Euphoria. The series will follow the love story between the enigmatic owner of a Los Angeles club, leader of a secret cult, and a pop singer. Although HBO hasn’t confirmed, Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd are set to play the singer and club owner, respectively. Both will respond to each other over an intrigue strewn with pitfalls.
The Weeknd as co-director
“The series follows a singer who begins a romance with an enigmatic owner of a Los Angeles club, also leader of a secret cult”, revealed Deadline last June. For the distribution of roles, Lily Rose and The Weeknd – whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – should play the two protagonists. The interpreter of “Blinding Lights” is also co-director of the series. Beyond the prestigious cast, the aesthetics of the series could be inspired by the universe of The Weeknd. The series is currently in development. No release date has yet been announced.