We have excellent news if you were one among the viewers who felt a Euphoria-sized hole in your heart when the show’s season 2 finale aired in February. ‘The Idol’: Release Date, cast a new programme on HBO, could be just what the doctor ordered. The Idol is a television series that Sam Levinson, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), and Reza Fahim created. It is about a self-help expert and the head of a contemporary cult who develops a tangled bond with a budding pop star. As executive producers of the programme, in addition to Joseph Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Kevin Turen, Levinson, The Weeknd, and Fahim are all involved.
The Weeknd first said that he will be developing, executive producing, and co-writing a drama series for HBO on June 29, 2021. Principal photography for the programme took place in and around Los Angeles, California, in November 2021. The Weeknd’s co-headlining slot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, however, forced the construction of the concert to temporarily cease in April 2022.
‘The Idol’: Release Date
On June 4, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET, the HBO series will make its debut on both HBO and the streaming platform Max (formerly known as HBO Max). HBO only airs high-end programs like The Last of Us, Succession, and Euphoria on Sunday nights, indicating the network’s confidence in The Idol.
How Many Episodes Will be in The Idol
There will be six episodes of The Idol. Each episode will last around an hour, giving the show plenty of time to create a compelling narrative. It is important to bear in mind that it is still two to three episodes shorter than other HBO shows.
‘The Idol’: Cast
The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye, a Grammy Award-winning singer and composer, will play Tedros in The Idol. The artist has previously entered the Hollywood industry. In Uncut Gems, a 2019 thriller movie, he played himself. Troye Sivan is another performer that will appear on The Idol. Like The Weeknd, Sivan has previously been in films and television shows. In the superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine from 2009, Sivan portrayed a youthful Wolverine. In the trilogy of Spud films, he also played John “Spud” Milton.
The Idol will also include Suzanna Son, who is most known for her role as Strawberry in the dark comedy Red Rocket from 2021. Son, who was slated to play one of the cult members, was reportedly not going to return for the extensive reshoot owing to a change in the project’s creative direction on April 27, 2022. The Idol’s second official teaser, however, made it clear that Son would continue to appear on the programme.
Under the stage name Jennie Ruby Jane, Jennie, a member of the girl group Blackpink, will make her acting debut in The Idol. Artist Moses Sumney, Jane Adams (Frasier), Eli Roth (Inglourious Basterds), Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby), Hari Nef (Transparent), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite is my Name! ), Hank Azaria (The Simpsons), and music producer Mike Dean are among the other celebrities who will appear on The Idol.
Sum It Up!
‘The Idol’: Release Date, cast is a new television series created by Sam Levinson, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), and Reza Fahim. It will debut on June 4, 2023, on HBO and HBO Max with six hour-long episodes featuring a star-studded cast, including Tesfaye himself. Although it has a shorter runtime compared to other HBO shows, the network’s confidence in the series is reflected in its Sunday night timeslot alongside other high-end programs.