The first trailer for HBOâ€™s newest series, The Idol, is finally here and from the looks of things, itâ€™s shaping up to be the messiest show of the year. According to the brief teaser, The Idol comes from the â€œsick and twisted minds of Euphoriaâ€ â€” aka, Sam Levinson â€” and Abel â€œThe Weekndâ€ Tesfaye.
Now that all the adjustments have been accounted for, The Idol is ready to be released. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the upcoming drama.
What is The Idol About?
The Idol is a drama series following a rising pop star (Depp) who becomes romantically involved with an enigmatic self-help guru turned modern-day cult leader (Tesfaye). While the details of their affair remain a secret, the first teaser for the show hints at pure chaos.
The story, as far as we know, is a classic boy meets girl setup. Depp meets Tesfaye, they fall for each other, and as their lives intertwine, the two are strung into a world of partying, drugs, sex, and alcohol. The teaser is essentially a minute-long bender, set to the tune of an electric guitar. While Depp's manager screams â€œmore, more, more, orgy,â€ scenes of Depp's unraveling flash across the screen. At one point Tesfayeâ€™s character asks, â€œDo you trust me?â€ Without missing a beat she says, â€œNot really.â€
The Idol is described as â€œthe sleaziest love storyâ€ â€” their words, not mine. Set in Hollywood, the upcoming series will explore the dark side of a glamorous world without any limits.
Who is in The Idol?
The Idol features an impressive cast. Troye Sivan, Jennie from â€˜Blackpink,â€™ Debby Ryan, Rachel Sennott, Steve Zissis, Maya Eshet, Tyson Ritter, Hari Nef, and Melanie Liburd are all featured on the call sheet.
When can I watch The Idol?
HBO has not released the premiere date yet, the trailer simply states The Idol is â€œcoming soon.â€
In the meantime, check out the showâ€™s first trailer below.