Lily Rose-Depp (Voyagers) will star in the HBO drama series co-created by singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, and Sam Levinson (Euphoria), titled, The Idol, according to Variety. Tesfaye will star alongside Rose-Depp.
The Idol follows a pop singer who embarks on a romantic relationship with an enigmatic club owner who doubles as the leader of a Los Angeles cult. The singer and club owner are believed to be played by Rose-Depp and Tesfaye, respectively, with the duo being the only two actors cast in the series.
Levinson is best known for his role in producing HBO’s hit series, Euphoria, which is currently filming its sophomore season. He will produce The Idol alongside Reza Fahim, a nightlife entrepreneur-turned-writer. Joseph Epstein (Health and Wellness) will take on the role of writer and showrunner of the project while Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim, Epstein, Ashley Levinson (Those Who Wish Me Dead), Kevin Turen (Operation: Endgame), and Nick Hall (The White Lotus) will executive produce.
Rose-Depp, the daughter of Johnny Depp (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Vanessa Paradis (White Wedding), recently starred in Voyagers, and will be seen starring opposite George MacKay (1917) in Nathalie Biancheri’s (Nocturnal) film Wolf, as well as in the film by Camille Griffin (Confused), Silent Night. Both are expected to debut later this year.