Washington. Grammy-winning singer The Weeknd has landed his next big gig. The 'Starboy' hitmaker is all set to develop a series for HBO alongside 'Euphoria' creator Sam Levinson.
As per Variety, the singer will star in the forthcoming series currently titled 'The Idol'. However, it’s unclear at this time which character the star will portray on the show. The Weeknd will also serve as a co-writer and executive producer on the upcoming project.
The series will follow a female pop singer who starts a romance with “an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult”. Levinson and the Weeknd have co-created the series alongside Reza Fahim, the Weeknd's producing partner. Joseph Epstein will serve as co-writer and showrunner on the project.
The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, previously appeared in 2019 Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, and also voiced characters on episodes of American Dad and Robot Chicken, two of his favorite animated TV series.