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The Weeknd To Star In His Own HBO Series “The Idol”

He can sing, dance, and now… act?! The Weeknd is set to star in and co-write a new cult drama series for HBO called The Idol.

Though details about the series are scarce, we know (thanks to Deadline) that series is going to be about a female pop singer who becomes romantically involved with an L.A. club owner who is also the leader of a secret cult. 

The show will be produced by the singer himself, alongside former nightlife entrepreneur-turned-writer Reza Fahim and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. According to Deadline, Joseph Epstein (Health and Wellness) will serve as showrunner and writer on the project. Levinson, Abel Tesfaye, Fahim, Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert will exec produce.

 

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Though television is not The Weeknd’s main line of expertise, he surely knows what he is doing in the acting/producing realm. The “Blinding Lights” singer co-wrote an episode of the TBS animated comedy American Dad. The episode was titled “A Starboy Is Born” and gave audiences everywhere a good laugh. He also played himself in the critically-acclaimed 2019 film Uncut Gems with Adam Sandler.  

In addition to working on his new series, The Weeknd is gearing up for his After Hours World Tour and you can view all of the dates here. The tour includes 104 dates and will run through 2022, kicking off on January 14th in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Berlin and more, before wrapping November 16th in London at The O2.

Let us know if you’re excited for The Weeknd’s new series by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.

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Bridget is a senior journalism student in the E.W. Scripps of Communication at Ohio University. She is also the managing editor of the yearbook at her school. Aside from her interest in writing and editing, she is very involved in entertainment media and…

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