The Idol is one of HBO’s most anticipated shows of the year, and we finally know when it will see the light of day. Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, this musical drama will arrive at HBO in June, according to its newly released teaser trailer.
HBO previously described The Idol as “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood” that comes from the twisted minds of Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and here’s what its official synopsis has to say about it:
“After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and se-iest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?”
The Idol stars Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in the lead roles, while the supporting cast includes Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Kim, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Dean, and Hank Azaria.
Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, The Idol will be released on HBO on June 4, and it will feature a total of six episodes.