The fourth trailer for the highly anticipated series "The Idol" was unveiled on Monday, and the drama is set to premiere on HBO on June 4th. The series, which has been generating buzz since June 2021, features a talented cast led by young actress Lily-Rose Depp and musician The Weeknd.
Rising Pop Star Jocelyn Battles Mental Health and Career
In the trailer, Lily-Rose Depp shines as Jocelyn, a rising pop star who turns to an enigmatic guru and cult leader, played by The Weeknd, for guidance on her dangerous journey to stardom.
Jocelyn's struggles with mental health and career are at the forefront of the story, and the real drama unfolds when she enters into a toxic relationship with Tedros, played by The Weekend.
Production Troubles and Behind-the-Scenes Drama
Work on "The Idol" was first made public in June 2021, when The Weeknd announced that he was working on a television project with Reza Fahim and "Euphoria" creator Sam Levinson.
Johnny Depp later revealed that he would also be appearing in the series as a main character. However, despite the star-studded cast and high expectations, production on the series was plagued by rewrites and delays, with a report from Rolling Stone magazine in March claiming that the series had gone "wildly, disgustingly off the rails" and was "terrible" behind the scenes.
Lily-Rose Depp: From Memes to Leading Lady
Lily-Rose Depp, who made headlines (and memes) in 2019 when she was spotted making out with her "The King" costar Timothée Chalamet, has come a long way since her viral moment.
Chalamet and Depp had a much-publicized relationship that lasted over a year, but ended in 2020. In a 2020 interview with GQ, Chalamet spoke about the photos, saying, "I went to bed that night thinking that was one of the best days of my life...
And then waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob? All pale? And then people are like: ‘This is a P.R. stunt.’ A P.R. stunt?! Do you think I’d want to look like that in front of all of you?!” "The Idol" is set to premiere during the 76th Cannes Film Festival next month, although it will not be in competition.
With its talented cast and intriguing storyline, "The Idol" is poised to be one of the most talked-about series of the year.
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