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HBO Orders The Weeknd’s Drama Series ‘THE IDOL’ With New Cast

HBO Orders The Weeknd’s Drama Series ‘THE IDOL’ With New Cast

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HBO has ordered The Weekend, Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim’s drama, ‘The Idol.’

The episodes are set to be filmed here in Los Angeles and will be directed by Atlanta director Amy Seimetz.

“When the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson brought us THE IDOL, it was clear their subversive, revelatory take on the cult of the music industry was unlike anything HBO had ever done before,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming. “Shortly after, the brilliant duo of Joe Epstein and Amy Seimetz joined forces with the rest of the team, and this dream became a reality.”

The Weeknd will serve along side Levinson and Fahim as executive producer and writer of the show along with Joe Epstein, while Seimetz, Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White and A24.

Stay tuned for the official trailer of the Aaron Gilbert executive produced film and release date and let us know if you will be watching in the comments below.