Singer The Weeknd is no stranger to theatricality in his music, so acting should be easy for the pop music phenomenon. The Weeknd has been announced to star in, co-write and executive produce. The idol, a pop singer cult drama series in development on HBO. Euphoria Creator Sam Levinson co-created the series with The Weeknd and Reza Fahim, a former nightlife entrepreneur turned writer who also serves as The Weeknd’s producing partner.
The series is configured to Follow a pop singer who begins an affair with an enigmatic Los Angeles club owner who is the leader of a secret cult. This sounds like one of the most ingenious narratives of a series I’ve heard in a while, so I’m certainly intrigued. I’m a huge fan of Sam Levinson and Euphoria so I’m curious to see what it can add to The Weeknd’s unique sensibilities.
The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. He is among the world’s best-selling music artists with more than 75 million records sold and is on Spotify’s top-played artist list. He has won three Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, nineteen Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, fifteen Juno Awards, five SOCAN Awards, and a Brit Award. He was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 88th Academy Awards for his song “Earned It” by fifty Shades of Gray.
As for Sam Levinson, he is best known for creating the critically acclaimed HBO teen drama series Euphoria, which earned him a BAFTA TV Award nomination. Levinson is also known for writing and directing the comedy-drama film. Another happy day, the thriller Murder nation, and the romantic drama movie, Malcolm and Marie.
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