The final trailer for idol stirs up more controversy over the controversial HBO series. Starring Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, The Idol is set to start airing on HBO later this month and will give viewers the chance to judge the show for themselves after it debuted at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Check out the new trailer for idol less.
idol It will introduce fans to Lily-Rose Depp (Hoosiers Yoga, Wolf) as Jocelyn, a rising pop star, who meets Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye as Tedros, a mysterious and controversial self-help guru. After suffering a nervous breakdown that leads to her canceling her latest tour following the untimely death of her mother, the aspiring singer decides to reclaim her title as America’s sexiest pop star and begins a complicated relationship with a nightclub manager and self-help guru. And the head of a contemporary cult. Tedros reignites her passion, but will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or to the deepest, darkest depths of her soul?
Co-created by Sam Levinson (tranceBarrage Al Tesfay and Rida Fahim. idol It will be led by Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and the rest of the cast will feature the likes of Susanna Son (red rocket), Troye Sivan (erased boy(Mousa Sunni)poison), Jane Adams (happiness), Dan Levy (Sheet Creek), Jenny Ruby Jane, Eli Roth (Inglorious Basterds), Rachel Sinnott (Bodies Bodies Bodies), Hari Nef (Assassination Nation) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Mystery Guys).
The series also includes Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebembe, Elizabeth Berkley, and Nico Hiraga. Daytime Emmy Award winner Anne Heche also stars, as The Idol celebrates her final small screen role following her death in August of last year.
Idol has been hit so far by critics
After premiering two episodes at the 76th Cannes Film Festival earlier this month, idol largely by critics. The series currently sits at 27% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes with 15 reviews counted so far. “Every part is as flowery and terrible as the industry you seek to ridicule, idol sets itself on a pedestal with wild style but wilts under the spotlight,” the critical consensus reads.
said Luvia Gyarky of The Hollywood Reporter idol, “Levinson applies his elegantly effective direction to every scene. Some of them have momentum, others are incongruous and most of them are confusing. It makes you wonder if if you’re trying too hard to be transgressive, the show eventually gets retro.” Meanwhile, Variety’s Peter Debruge criticized the series for leaning too heavily on clichés, saying, “The script seems calculated to trick audiences into thinking they’re watching how Hollywood works, when much of it reaches for cliched clichés.”
It’s not all bad though, as Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson found plenty to enjoy idol And saying, “The Levinson Total Deal isn’t for everyone—and often not for me—but idol It offers enough regular old entertainment to balance its aggressive flourishes with the noise of its thematic ambitions.”
idol It is set to premiere on HBO from June 4, 2023.