The Idol teaser: Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye resurrect the sultry pop star era for a new HBO series

The Idol teaser starring Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye previews HBO’s latest steamy series from Euphoria’s co-creator.

Move over, Britney! A new pop star is turning up the heat, and she’s fearless in going the distance to get what she wants. The HBO Original drama series The Idol debuted an official teaser trailer, and before you ask, no one messed with your thermostat while watching the footage. The heat you’re feeling emanates from Lily-Rose Depp as she gives an electrifying performance about sex, fame, and the not-so-secret lives of pop stars who shake what their mama gave them. The Idol teaser is not for the faint of heart. Consider this your warning.

Debuting Sunday, June 4, 2023The Idol is co-created by Sam Levison (Euphoria). HBO’s new drama series stars Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga HosersTuskVoyagers), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim. Troye Sivan (Boy ErasedSierra Burgess is a Loser), Dan Levy (Schitt’s CreekSex Education), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My NamePuss and Boots: The Last Wish), Eli Roth (Inglorious BasterdsHostel), Hari Nef (Assassination NationBarbie), Jane Adams (HappinessA Series of Unfortunate Events), Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son, and Hank Azaria.

Here’s the official logline for The Idol:

After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?

Sam Levinson is at it again, folks! Euphoria is one of the most daring shows in recent television history, and The Idol looks to test the limits of HBO once again. The Idol teaser presents a dark world fueled by money, pleasures of the flesh, superiority complexes, and a desire to world of pop culture on fire. The Idol is a fantastic opportunity for Depp to spread her wings as an up-and-coming actress ready to take center stage and show the world what she’s capable of.

Will you be tuning in for The Idol? Who’s your favorite ’90s pop star? Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah, Fiona Apple? Feel free to tell us in the comments.

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