There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the making of HBO’s The Idol for the past few months, but after a premiere in Cannes, the series is now ready to come to Max. Just in, The Weeknd has shared a new trailer for The Idol and it promises an even more sexed-up version of Euphoria.
Here’s the official description for the series:
After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest, darkest, depths of her soul?
Admittedly, this preview is a bit tamer than the teasers we’ve gotten for the series before, but if you read all the reports that came out last March about how creator Sam Levinson had made the set chaotic, you kind of understand why they would want to dial things down to make audiences forget about how the series has been classified by some as ‘Torture Porn’.
So far, early reactions for the series have been highly negative, but if the internet has taught us anything, audience and critical reception are two completely different things. Maybe the critics may not jam with The Idol, but I’m sure that there are some Euphoria fans that would love to check out the show while they wait for Season 3 of ‘Riverdale for Cinephiles’.
The Idol premieres on Max on June 4.