There is a new The Idol teaser that introduces the show’s start date. The new HBO series, from Euphoria’s creator Sam Levinson and The Weeknd, stars Lily-Rose Depp as a wannabe pop star who, after experiencing a nervous breakdown on tour, develops a complicated bond with a self-help and modern cult leader (played by The Weeknd) in order to become the “greatest and sexiest pop star in America.” The Idol’s difficult production was the focus of a critical article last month that called it “twisted torture porn” and said it had “gone wildly, disgustingly off the rails.”
The Idol’s fourth official teaser, which can be seen above, poses the query “When was the last nasty, bad pop-girl?” while Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” plays as Depp’s Jocelyn and The Weeknd’s Tedros set off on a hedonistic adventure. The series will have its premiere on June 4 after its debut at Cannes next month, according to the Idol teaser.
The Idol: Last Nasty Pop-Girl’s Journey!
The Idol teaser suggests that Tedros is a nightclub owner with a questionable background who manipulates the megalomaniacal pop singer into a developing scandal as well as a self-help and modern-day cult leader. Teaser wonders if Jocelyn’s romantic rediscovery would catapult her musical career to dazzling new heights or drag her even farther into the pits of her soul. The Idol trailer features supporting actors Troye Sivan, Moses Sunmeny, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Rachel Sennot, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph in addition to starring actors Johnny Depp and The Weeknd.
The Idol trailer implies that Tedros is both a self-help and a contemporary cult leader who manipulates the megalomaniacal pop artist into a brewing controversy. Tedros also appears to be a nightclub owner with a dubious past. The Idol teaser poses the question of whether Jocelyn’s romantic rediscovery will elevate her musical career to brilliant new heights or plunge her even deeper into the depths of her soul. Along with leading actors Johnny Depp and The Weeknd, the Idol trailer also stars supporting actors Troye Sivan, Moses Sunmeny, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Rachel Sennot, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
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The Idol: Last Nasty Pop-Girl’s Journey! The teaser introduces a complex bond between a troubled pop star and a manipulative self-help. Premieres June 4.