Calgary Herald

Weeknd to star in HBO series


The Weeknd will star in, co-write and executive-produce a series for HBO. The Idol will centre on a female pop singer who starts a romance with a Los Angeles club owner, who's the leader of a secret cult. Along with The Weeknd, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson will oversee the show. All three are credited as creators. Toronto-born The Weeknd previously wrote and starred in an episode of the animated series American Dad in 2020. He also played himself in the film Uncut Gems opposite Adam Sandler.

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