The Idol: what does the series with Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd have in store for us?

The latest trailer from The Idolthe new work of Sam Levinson, showrunner ofEuphoria, has just been revealed. The mini-series should be released soon on the OCS platform. On the program of this ambitious project, a sulphurous and very glamorous couple formed by The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp, the world of show business and sex in many forms, all in a dark and intriguing landscape.

We do not yet know the release date of this new mini-series, but the second teaser of The Idol, revealed about a week ago by HBO, has something to intrigue us. After orchestrating the huge success of the series Euphoria, showrunner Sam Levinson is now expected at the turn: his projects are scrutinized and are promised a certain success. Besides, he is not the only one to produce this series: Nick Hall (The White Lotus)Ashley Levinson (Euphoria), The Weeknd, Sara E. White (Grey’s Anatomy) are also part of it.

“Hollywood’s most sordid love story” announced by the platform will it really be that between Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd? In any case, the future HBO blockbuster promises to be surprising and different from what we are used to seeing. A veritable cast of stars is also planned to embody the characters of The Idol. Among them, we can notably cite Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jenny Ruby Jane or even Rachel Sennott, David Zissis, Eli Roth and Hari Nef.

A most torrid and surprising teaser

The Idol therefore promises to be one of the most anticipated series of the coming months on OCS. If the platform has not yet announced any specific release date, it has nevertheless promised a “coming soon” broadcast. The Idol seems to be a representation of American show business and its quirks, of the world of the night and its vices (with the character of the club boss embodied by The Weeknd). The second trailer for the OCS mini-series is, to say the least, sulphurous and sexy on the surface, but in the background points to a reality much less glamorous than that of the glitter. The couple formed by Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd thus evolves in a superficial world of sex, real or fantasized, and sometimes even commercialized. These first images arouse our curiosity, as much as the pitch announced by the production: a kind of guru, embodied by The Weeknd, will start a relationship with the rising pop star, played by Lily-Rose Depp. Where will this “sordid” love affair lead them?

We thus see scenes of the couple on the screen, in flashes. The Weeknd, who is both co-creator of the series and interpreter of one of the main characters, is not at his first attempt in acting. Indeed, the singer of Can’t feel my face has already played in Uncut Gems, in 2019, or lent his voice to simpsons and American Dad!.

Lily-Rose Depp’s first real lead role

The daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp has already been walking in the footsteps of her parents for a few years. Chanel muse as mum and actress in the United States as dad, Lily-Rose Depp, at the height of her 23 years and her meter 60, is not a beginner when it comes to acting. We have already seen the young woman play in many films, including the crazy and refreshing horror comedy Yoga Hoses in 2016 – notably with his father in the cast, or even in a drama in 2019, The King, alongside Robert Pattinson and Thimothée Chalamet, broadcast on Netflix. But not only, since the young woman was able to mix genres through her choice of projects: she thus interpreted a young woman steeped in love for the best friend of her deceased brother in A faithful man by Louis Garrel, and starred in the science fiction film The Voyagers, with Colin Farrel, in 2021.

With this sulphurous and ambiguous pop star role, Lily-Rose Depp takes the lead and reaches a new stage in her career as an actress. The opportunity to propose with The Idol a new facet of her acting, supported by very interesting stage comrades. With the same success as Zendaya, the star of Euphoria, the other series imagined by Sam Levinson which is a hit on OCS?

Sources: SCO, vogue

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