Who’s On HBO’s Music Industry Drama Series?

Ready for “the most sordid love affair in all of Hollywood?” That’s what HBO’s new series offers, The idolpromises once it makes its on-air debut!

The music industry drama doesn’t yet have a premiere date, but we do know there will be a total of six episodes. The upcoming show centers on a modern-day self-help guru and cult leader. He develops a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol.

The show was created by Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson, Reza Fahim and whoever plays the cult leader on screen – the Weeknd. Read below to find out who it is!

Who’s in the new HBO series The Idol?

Abel “the Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp are both set to direct The idol! The Grammy Award winner will take on the role of self-help guru, while Depp will play the pop heartthrob. In addition to directing onscreen, Weekend co-created the series and serves as executive producer.

When the drama was first announced in the works, actors Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Steve Zissis, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, late Anne Heche, Suzanna Son and Troye Sivan were named as cast members.

However, in April, it was announced that the series would change cast and crew, including director Amy Seimetz who exited, to accommodate a new creative direction. Although Son and Sivan are still part of the project, a whole new group of actors are now involved.

Here is the full cast list:

  • Abel “the weekend” Tesfaye
  • Lily Rose Depp
  • Suzanne Son
  • Troye Sivan
  • Dan Levy
  • Moses Sumney
  • Jane Adams
  • Jennie Ruby Jane
  • Eli Roth
  • Rachel Sennott
  • Hari Nave
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph
  • Mike Dean
  • Ramsey
  • Hank Azaria

The Weekend, Levinson and Fahim are also writers on the series. The three writers, showrunner Joe Epstein, Kevin Turen, Aaron Gilbert, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Amy Seimetz and Sara E. White serve as executive producers.

Stay tuned to Hidden Remote as we bring you all the news and updates on HBO The idol!

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