The Weeknd serves as a co-creator on the upcoming series.
Lily-Rose Depp will be joining the upcoming HBO drama The Idol, alongside popular singer-songwriter Abel 'The Weeknd' Tesfaye, per Deadline. The move marks Depp's first television credit, a medium that her father Johnny Depp knows well, having appeared on four seasons of 21 Jump Street. Sam Levinson, the creator of HBO's hit series Euphoria, is also working on The Idol.
The Idol takes place in Los Angeles and will follow a female pop singer who develops a romantic relationship with a charismatic club owner. He secretly harbors a second life though, as he is the leader of a secret cult. HBO has not given official word, but it is believed that Depp and The Weeknd will play the singer and the club owner, respectively. Reza Fahim, The Weeknd's producing partner, also serves as co-creator, a strong move given his previous experience as a nightlife entrepreneur. Joseph Epstein will be The Idol's showrunner and writer.