The new HBO series “The Idol” explores the extraordinary life of a female pop singer and promises to take viewers on a wild ride reminiscent of the critically acclaimed show “Euphoria,” which was created by Sam Levinson, the mastermind behind “Euphoria,” along with the singer The Weeknd and Reza Fahim, The Weeknd’s producing partner. Lily-Rose Depp, best known for her work in “Voyagers,” and The Weeknd have been cast in what has been called “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood.” HBO’s “The Idol” remains a top priority despite the show’s creator, Levinson, being the target of sexual misconduct claims, and tensions among the production team. Recently, both Johnny Depp and Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) have spoken out in defense of Barry Levinson and dismissed rumors of tension on set. Tesfaye even performed a song from “The Idol” at Coachella, and the premiere of the first episode will take place in May at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for critics and the press. “I just want to be a filmmaker,” said The Weeknd, who is undeniably one of the biggest pop stars in the world. Telling Rolling Stone in the year 2020, “I want to make great cinema,” he elaborated on his ambition. He hopes to accomplish this goal with this work. “The Idol” features Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), a pop sensation whose career took a turbulent turn following a mental breakdown during her previous tour, at least according to HBO’s official narrative synopsis. Jocelyn’s dreams are rekindled when she meets Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a nightclub promoter with a murky history, and he promises to help her restore her title as America’s best and sexiest pop diva. How far will her love awakening take her? To new heights of glory, or into the darkest recesses of her soul? Based on the trailers, we’re placing our money on the second option. The talent of the actors in “The Idol” is undeniable. Regular cast members include Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan and former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan. Jennie of BLACKPINK is a welcome addition, however it is yet unclear if her role will be expanded beyond a cameo. Hari Nef, Rachel Sennott, Nico Hiraga, Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio, Hank Azaria, Mike Dean, and Anne Heche are among the other famous cast members. The debut of “The Idol” season one will air on Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Stay tuned for updates, since information is currently sketchy on the show’s episode count and the possibility of more seasons. Meanwhile, immerse yourself in this fascinating and exciting universe by watching the mind-blowing trailer for “The Idol” down below.