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The Weeknd to star, co-write and executive produce The Idol for HBO

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The Weeknd is set to star, co-write and executive produce the new HBO series.


The hitmaker “Save Your Tears” teams up with creator of the hit TV series “Euphoria” Sam Levinson in “The Idol”.

Variety reports that the plot is about a pop star who “strikes up an affair with a mysterious Los Angeles club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.”

The 31-year-old singer previously wrote and starred in the animated comedy American Dad last year, and has a cameo appearance in Adam Sandler’s film The Uncut Gems.

On his latest album, After Hours, The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, played an alter ego in a bandaged and red suit alter ego.

However, he formally pulled out of the 2021 Billboard Music Awards last month, indicating that a new era is imminent.

Despite wearing a Valentino cape and hat for his remote performance at the BRIT Awards in May, it was the first time that hitmaker Starboy donned a different ensemble for a personal ceremony.

At the end of his welcome speech for the Top Hot 100, Artist The Weeknd stated, “I would like to thank God that I no longer need to wear this red suit.”

Hitmaker “Blinding Lights” wore a suit for his Super Bowl halftime performance, MTV Video Music Awards and AMA.

The Weeknd, who also appeared with facial prostheses, explained how the bandages reflect the absurdity of celebrities who undergo plastic surgery and manipulate their appearance for confirmation.

He said: “The meaning of the entire headband reflects the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrities and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons in order to be liked and accepted.

“This is all progress, and we see the character’s storyline reach heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his story continues.”

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