Last March it was reported that Euphoria creator Sam Levinson was creating a chaotic set for HBO original series The Idol which has caused the project to be delayed multiple times; but despite that, it looks like the project is finally finished with HBO dropping a new trailer as well as a release date.
Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye shared this on his Youtube:
Here’s the description for the series:
A self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult enters a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol.
The trailer pretty much leans in on what we can expect from a series coming from Levinson. With Euphoria already taking it to the next level when it comes to portraying teen drama, we should expect things to get even dirtier with The Idol especially since we’re already looking at something of a modern-day cult.
I’ll admit, the Rolling Stone tell-all article did not put Levinson or this series in a good light, but with the popularity of Euphoria, you can bet that a lot of people are already interested to see what The Idol will bring to the table.
I’m honestly on the fence about the project; I mean, Levinson does create a very unique and artsy vibe with his series, but is it worth the long hours and suffering of the crew? I’m just hoping HBO will solve all these issues before things get out of hand when Euphoria 3 begins shooting.
The Idol is now set to release on HBO Max on June 4.