The Weeknd joins forces with ‘Euphoria’ creator for upcoming ‘HBO’ drama series

The Weeknd's first-ever TV show is moving forward. HBO confirmed the drama series, currently named The Idol, is getting a six-episode run. According to the announcement, Amy Seimetz will direct the entire first season, with The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp set to star in the show. According to Variety, the Starboy performer is teaming up with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson for the upcoming series. He will executive produce and co-write the series alongside Levinson and his creative producer, Reza Fahim, who are both credited as creators. And yes, he will also star in the show, but there's no word yet on who he'll portray. Variety reports the show will follow a Los Angeles pop star who begins dating a club owner. The big twist? Said club owner also happens to be the leader of a cult. The Weeknd confirmed his involvement in the show on Instagram by simply re-posting the stories and tagging HBO.