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Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd’s performance in ‘The Idol’ is every bit as debauched as it sounds

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The last time Sam Levinson teamed up with a musician, it was Drake and the pair sent us spiralling with EuphoriaAfter watching the trailer for Levinson's latest series The Idol, a collaboration between him and Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, it appears we're in for an equally chaotic time.

Lily-Rose Depp takes the lead as a famous pop singer, while The Weeknd is a LA nightclub owner notorious for debauched behaviour and being a little bit dangerous. Naturally, the two become enmeshed in a tumultuous relationship that is giving very much Spring Breakers energy.


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The trailer opens with text that reads: "from the sick and twisted minds of Creator of Euphoria, Sam Levinson and Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye". A choreographer appears to be directing a music video, and her instructions are edited over a sleazy reel of cocaine-snorting, panty-dropping, weed smoking, cash-counting and hair flipping. Basically all the actions we've come to associate with the hedonistic main character energy of the American music industry.

Since The Idol was announced, a revolving door of cast members has been attached to it. The trailer confirms that Troye Sivan is acting in the six-part series, as is Rachel Sennott. More importantly, it offers us a glimpse of BLACKPINK star Jennie as a backup dancer to Depp's character Jocelyn. And that's all we can make out at this stage. As for those rumours about Britney Spears having a cameo? We're going to have to sit tight to find out.

Even though we can say we have a trailer for The Idol, we're still waiting on tenterhooks for an official premiere date. Considering it appears Levinson, Tesfaye and fellow collaborator Reza Fahim have made it to the post-production stage, it could drop at any moment.

In the meantime, preview the trailer for The Idol below.



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