The Weeknd Teases “The Idol”

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The Weeknd has delivered another teaser for The Idol, his own approaching HBO Max series.

The show – with “gutters of Hollywood” as the setting, according to the clip – chronicles the tale of a pop singer (Lily-Rose Depp) who becomes romantically involved with a Los Angeles club owner who turns out to be a cult leader.

The series stars Abel Tesfaye, who also serves as the producer and co-writer of the series.

No release date has  been confirmed in the trailer. But there’s an all-new cast list, including Moses Sumney, Blackpink’s Jennie, Mike Dean, Dan Levy, Rachel Sennott, Hank Azaria, and Hari Nef.

The new clip was released at The Weeknd’s Las Vegas concert on Saturday, as reported by Stereogum.

The Idol was teased for the first time last summer. Tesfaye serves as the series’ co-creator with producing partner Reza Fahim, while producer Joseph Epstein serves as co-writer of the script alongside the musician. Euphoria filmmaker Sam Levinson co-executive produced the show with Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, and Aaron L. Gilbert.

HBO announced last fall that Troye Sivan, Anne Heche, Suzanna Son, Steve Zissis, Melanie Liburd, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe would star in the series alongside Depp and Tesfaye.

Other cast members were shown in the first trailer.

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The Weeknd on Tour

The Weeknd is now hitting the road for his tour in North America this year, backing his newest album Dawn FM.

Here is The Weeknd’s tour schedule below.

The Weeknd:

07-09 Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre

07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field

07-16 New York, NY – Metlife Stadium

07-21 Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium

07-24 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

07-30 Washington, D.C. – FedExField

08-04 Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium

08-06 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium

08-11 Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium

08-14 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium

08-18 Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High

08-20 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

08-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place

08-25 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field

08-27 San Francisco, CA – Levi’s Stadium

08-30 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium

09-02 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium

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