Further casting details around The Weeknd's upcoming TV series The Idol have been revealed. HBO will air the series, about a female pop star who starts a romantic relationship with a cult leader, though a start date remains TBC.
Among the cast members announced on Monday are Troye Sivan, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Anne Heche, Suzanna Son, Melanie Liburd, Steve Zissis, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, and Nico Hiraga.
The newly announced cast members join The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp in the series, which The Weeknd created alongside Euphoria showrunner Sam Levinson. Each episode of The Idol will be directed by Amy Seimetz, known for her 2020 movie She Dies Tomorrow.
“When the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson brought us The Idol, it was clear their subversive, revelatory take on the cult of the music industry was unlike anything HBO had ever done before,” Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming said in a statement.
In addition to The Idol, The Weeknd is also gearing up for his next "era" and has recently been teasing fans with the promise of new music as well as collaborating with Rosalia, Post Malone, Swedish House Mafia, and more.