By: Natasha Archary
Multi-award winning artist The Weeknd, Abel Tesfaye will make his acting debut in a new cult series, The Idol that will be landing on HBO.
The star took to his Instagram to share the news with fans, and will not only be starring in the show but will be a co-writer and executive producer for series as well.
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The Save Your Tears singer will be playing the role of a sauve LA club boss and cult leader in Sam Levinson’s series The Idol. Sam is the creative mastermind behind another HBO drama hit, Euphoria.
The singer who has dominated the music industry seems set on dominating the TV scene too and the drama will test his acting skills.
He’s already displayed some acting talent with his over-arching storyline in his music videos so it will be interesting to see him put in screentime and take on a leading role.
.@theweeknd is starring in and co-writing a new HBO series with #Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. The show follows a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult. https://t.co/9V2MicjTsM pic.twitter.com/m5KnL5TQUg
— Variety (@Variety) June 29, 2021
The Weeknd most streamed songs on Spotify include Blinding Lights with over 2.3 billion streams and Starboy with over 1.6 billion.