The Weeknd Unveils Trailer for His Twisted HBO Series ‘The Idol’

The Weeknd stars in HBO series The Idol. (Credit: HBO)

The Weeknd shared the first trailer over the weekend for his sex-filled HBO limited series The Idol.

The video begins with a message on screen saying the drama comes from the “sick and twisted minds” of co-creators Sam Levinson and Abel “the Weeknd” Tesfaye.

The teaser trailer then launches into scenes filled with parties, drugs, sex, and claims the show is “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood.” A woman directing a music shoot in the trailer instructs the people around her, “Lick it. Spank it. Drop it… More, more, more. Orgy!”

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The series follows a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who becomes romantically involved with an up-and-coming female pop singer.

It stars Lily-Rose Depp and Tesfaye. Additional cast members include Debby Ryan, Anne Heche, Melanie Liburd, Steve Zissis, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Hari Nef, Nico Hiraga, Maya Eshet, Liz Caribel Sierra, Kyla Dyangay, Troye Sivan and TV on the Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe.

The Idol was co-created by Tesfaye, Euphoria director Levinson and Reza Fahim.

An official release date has not yet been announced, but the trailer says the series is “coming soon” to HBO Max.