This Sunday, June 4, 2023, HBO Max premieres a new exclusive production that promises to be a boom: “The Idol”, a series directed by Sam Levinson, creator of “Euphoria”, and produced by the singer “The Weeknd”, who is also one of the protagonists. Know in the following note, the plot of the series, as well as the main cast.
As a way of promoting the production, the first episodes of this new production were screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, held last May. There the criticism was acid regarding how fiction represented the environment of the highest strata of the music industry.
And it is that the series is graphically explicit; So, we must warn you that the content is intended for adultsbecause throughout history there are various scenes of sex, drugs and alcohol.
WHAT IS “THE IDOL”, THE NEW HBO MAX SERIES ABOUT?
The story narrates the journey of Jocelyn -interpreted by Lily-Rose Deppthe actress who starred in the movie “Hidden Instincts”-, a young singer who dHe wants to become the next superstar in the music industry.
This one falls in love with Tedros -paper developed by “The Weeknd”-, owner of the most famous club of The Angels and leader of a modern sect. It is there that he begins his adventures and misadventures on a winding road.
“After a nervous breakdown that interrupted Joselyn’s last tour, she is determined to reclaim her status as America’s biggest and sexiest pop star. Her passion is ignited by Tedros, a nightclub entrepreneur with a sordid past.. Will this romance take her to new heights or sink her to the darkest depths of her soul?describes the official synopsis of the series.
WHO’S WHO IN “THE IDOL”: THE CAST OF THE NEW HBO MAX SERIES
As said before, Depp and “The Weeknd” are the stars, but they are not the only ones that have attracted the attention of the young public. And it is that the acting debut of Jennie Ruby Janethe k-pop group singer “BLACKPINK” is another reason why there is a lot of expectation.
The South Korean star gives life to Dyanneand although it has a secondary role was the most acclaimed of the cast on the red carpet at Cannes.
DATE AND TIME OF PREMIERE OF “THE IDOL”, THE HBO MAX SERIES WHERE “THE WEEKND” PERFORMS
The first episode will premiere on Sunday June 4 and HBO will release a new chapter every weekend. Look at the schedules in Latin American countries.
Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala: 7 pm
Colombia, Peru, Panama and Ecuador: 8 pm
Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia and Puerto Rico: 9 pm
Argentina, Uruguay: 10 p.m
WHERE TO SEE “THE IDOL”, THE HBO MAX SERIES?
You can watch the series through the hbo channel through your cable provider and via streaming on HBO Max.
WHAT HAPPENED IN EPISODE 1 “THE IDOL”?
The series opens with Jocelyn having spent a year in rehab after having a nervous breakdown. Now, the artist seeks to revive her career and performs a very provocative photo session, where she appears half-naked, wearing nothing more than a silk robe.
However, the spread of a compromising photo threatens his mental stability. Also, she meets Tedros, a mysterious nightclub owner. KNOW MORE DETAILS HERE.
HOW MANY CHAPTERS DOES “THE IDOL” HAVE?
There are six episodes. The first three are titled “Pop Tarts & Rat Tales”, “Double Fantasy” and “Daybreak”, while the names of the last three episodes have yet to be revealed.
Episode 1: “Pop Tarts & Rat Tales” (June 4) – Written by Abel Tesfaye & Reza Fahim & Sam Levinson
Episode 2: “Double Fantasy” (June 11) – Written by Abel Tesfaye & Sam Levinson
Episode 3: “Dawn” (June 18)- Written by Abel Tesfaye & Sam Levinson
Episode 4: TBC (June 25) – Written by Abel Tesfaye & Sam Levinson
Episode 5: TBC (July 2)
Episode 6: TBC (July 9)
CREDITS FOR “THE IDOL”
- Original title: The Idol
- Year: 2022
- Country: United States
- Created by: Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson
- Directed by: Sam Levinson
- Guion: Reza Fahim, Sam Levinson, The Weeknd, Joe Epstein, Mary Laws
- Photographer: Arseni Khachaturan
- Editing: Gina Hirsch
- Production: A24 Television, Bron Studios, HBO, Little Lamb
- Executive Producers: Abel Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, Sam Levinson, Joseph Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Aaron L. Gilbert and Nick Hall
ACTORS AND CHARACTERS OF “THE IDOL”
- Abel Tesfaye as Tedros
- Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn
- Suzanna Son as Chloe
- Troye Sivan as Xander
- Moses Sumney como Isaac
- Melanie Liburd as Jenna
- Kate Lyn Sheil como Amy
- Jennie as Dyanne
- Hank Azaria as Jocelyn’s father
- Eli Roth as Jocelyn’s uncle
- Dan Levy as Jocelyn’s agent
- Hari Nef como modelo
- Jane Adams as Music Video Director
- Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Soul Singer
- Mike Dean as Music Producer
- Rachel Sennott as Leia | MORE DETAILS HERE
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