Lily-Rose Depp & The Weeknd Heat Up Final ‘The Idol’ Trailer Ahead Of HBO Premiere
The raunchy series from “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson had a controversial opening at Cannes Film Festival.
HBO has dropped the final official trailer for its raunchy pop star series The Idol, directed by Euphoria showrunner Sam Levinson.
The controversial show received mixed reviews at Cannes Film Festival when it became the first TV series to premiere there earlier this month. It debuts on HBO and Max on Sunday, June 4, in the recently-wrapped Succession‘s iconic 9 p.m. time slot.
The series stars Lily-Rose Depp as rising pop sensation Jocelyn and real-life singer Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye as Tedros, a sex-obsessed nightclub owner and cult leader. Jocelyn is on a mission to reignite her career after calling off her latest tour and seeks Tedros’ help in reinventing her as the biggest star in the business.
The racy series received less than favorable reviews out of Cannes, with Variety sniping that the show’s nudity and seamy vibe “plays like a sordid male fantasy.” The Hollywood Reporter called “more regressive than transgressive,” but that buzz is bound to cause fans of Euphoria to tune into the June 4 premiere anyway to see what all the fuss is about.
Aside from Depp and Tesfaye, the cast includes Troye Sivan, Dan Levy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son and Hank Azaria. Tesfaye serves as a series co-creator of the series along with Levinson and Reza Fahim.
Watch the final official trailer for The Idol above.