The Weeknd‘s upcoming series “The Idol” has landed a series order at the HBO premium cable outlet.
He will star, co-write, and co-creator in the six-episode series, which was first announced in June, as well as serving as the co-creator.
Directed by Amy Seimetz, the series centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.
The Weeknd created the series along with his producing partner, Reza Fahim, and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.
The series will also feature Lily-Rose Depp, Suzanna Son, Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Steve Zissis, Troye Sivan, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, and Anne Heche.
Son, Sivan, and Zissis will be series regulars, while Liburd, Adebimpe, Lauren, Hiraga, and Heche have recurring parts.
The Weeknd, Levinson, and Fahim will write and executive produce with Epstein. Seimetz will also executive produces along with Kevin Turen, Aaron Gilbert for BRON, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White, and A24.
The Weeknd previously co-wrote and voice a 2020 episode of TBS’ “American Dad”. He also appeared in “Uncut Gems”.