The Weeknd & Sam Levinson – The Idol
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Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd is to try his hand at acting with a drama series from an American actor and filmmaker Sam Levinson in development at an American pay television network HBO.
The Weeknd will try his hand at acting with a drama series from Sam Levinson in development at HBO. The premium cabler is developing The Idol, which the “Blinding Lights” singer, otherwise known as Abel Tesfaye, would star in, co-write and executive produce.
This would not be the first time The Weeknd has written for television. He wrote and starred in an episode of the cult hit animated series “American Dad” on TBS in 2020. He also played himself in the critically-acclaimed film “Uncut Gems” opposite Adam Sandler. The series follows a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.
While this will be the first starring role for the three-time Grammy winner, The Weeknd turned in a memorable performance alongside Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems. The multihyphenate also lent his voice to animated shows like American Dad and Robot Chicken. Beginning on January 14, 2022, the performer will embark on a worldwide tour that will take up most of the year.
Home Box Office is owned by WarnerMedia Studios & Networks and the flagship property of namesake parent subsidiary Home Box Office, Inc. Samuel Levinson is best known as the creator of the HBO teen drama series Euphoria, for which he earned a BAFTA TV Award nomination. The Weeknd Born in Toronto and raised in Scarborough, Tesfaye began his recording career in 2009 by anonymously uploading his song “Do It” to YouTube.