Thursday, April 18, 2024

(Watch Trailer) “Euphoria” Meets Madonna in New, Sexy HBO Show “The Idol” with The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp


In HBO’s “The Idol,” Madonna meets “Euphoria.”

The new series stars The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye and Lily Rose Depp as a corrupt pop manager and a “really nasty pop girl” who failed at launch but reinvents herself as a PR seeking tart. Also sounds a little like Miley Cyrus during her Twerking phase.

“The Idol” comes from director Sam Levinson, who’s made his name on HBO’s skanky drug and sex laden “Euphoria.” The series gets a preview in Cannes next month out of competition. For HBO, it’s the perfect antidote to waiting for more “Euphoria.”

It’s a little unclear if there will be music from The Weeknd. But Tesfaye certainly looks spiffed up from his “I Can’t Feel My Face” days.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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