The Idol

The Idol

(2023)

1 Seasons

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Where does The Idol rank today?

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Streaming charts last updated: 05:22:09, 21/02/2024

The Idol is 1392 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The TV show has moved up the charts by 378 places since yesterday. In the United Kingdom, it is currently more popular than Castlevania but less popular than All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star.

Synopsis

Rising pop-star Jocelyn tries to find fame while navigating the seedy, manipulative music scene in LA

Jocelyn is a rising star on the pop scene in LA. But after suffering a mental breakdown resulting in the cancellation of her upcoming tour, she resolves to get her career back on track, while also starting a complicated relationship with self-help guru and cult leader Tedros. 

What to know

The Weeknd stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp in the Euphoria creator’s take on fame for A24 and HBO

The Idol is a drama series produced by A24 and HBO Entertainment. The series is co-created by award-winning Canadian musician The Weeknd, the creator of Euphoria, Sam Levinson, and writer Reza Fahim. The series runs for six episodes and features original music by the Weeknd, in addition to K-Pop star Jennie Kim from Blackpink, Moses Sumney, and the legendary producer Mike Dean. 

The Weeknd not only creates and executive produces the series, but also stars as Tedros, a self-help guru and cult leader. The leading role is taken by Lily-Rose Depp, who plays Jocelyn, a pop star on the rise. The rest of the supporting cast includes Hank Azaria as Jocelyn’s father, Eli Roth as her uncle, and Dan Levy as her agent. The series also features plenty of musicians, including Troye Silvan, Moses Sumney, Mike Dean, Jennie Kim as Anys, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Tunde Adebimpe, and others. 

Production News

  • June 29, 2021
    • Development for the series is first officially announced, with pop icon The Weeknd set to star, co-create, and executive produce alongside Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. (Source: Deadline
  • September 29, 2021
    • Lily-Rose Depp is cast as the main character, rising pop star Jocelyn.  She plays opposite The Weeknd. (Source: Deadline
  • November 23, 2021
    • Casting announcements including new additions Suzanna Son, Melanie Liburd, Steve Zissis, and Anne Heche. It is also reported that HBO ordered the full series with Amy Seimetz as the director for all six episodes. (Source: Collider
  • April 26, 2022
    • Director Amy Seimetz leaves the series after it underwent a complete creative overhaul, and Sam Levinson takes over as director. (Source: Collider
  • July 17, 2022
    • The first trailer is released, displaying the stylized sexy, almost seedy tone. It is also announced that filming has wrapped. (Source: Collider
  • July 20, 2022
    • Jennie Kim from the K-Pop group Blackpink is cast in an unknown role. (Source: Collider
  • August 21, 2022
    • A new trailer is released, showing an antagonistic relationship between Lily-Rose Depp’s Jocelyn and Jennie Kim’s Anys. The trailer also features Moses Sumney and YouTube sensation Troye Sivan in new roles in the series. (Source: Collider
  • October 6, 2022
    • Another trailer is released, teasing the relationship between the main two characters against a backdrop of manipulation and secrecy in the LA music scene. (Source: Collider
  • April 14, 2023
    • It is reported the series will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as an Out of Competition feature. (Source: Deadline
  • April 17, 2023
    • A new teaser confirms the series will be released in the US on HBO on June 4, 2023 release date. In the UK, the series will air on Sky Atlantic and be available to stream on NOW. (Source: Variety)
  • May 22, 2023
    • The Idol premieres its first two episodes at Cannes and receives a 5-minute standing ovation. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 30, 2023
    • A trailer for the first season of The Idol is released, show Tedros gaining more and more control over Lily-Rose Depp's pop star. (Source: YouTube)
  • June 4, 2023
    • The Idol premieres on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

Streaming Charts

The JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts are calculated by user activity within the last 24 hours. This includes clicking on a streaming offer, adding a title to a watchlist, and marking a title as 'seen'. This includes data from ~1.3 million movie & TV show fans per day.

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1392.

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Rating

IMDB 4.4 (110k)

Genres

Drama, Music & Musical

Runtime

55min

Age rating

18

Production country

United States

Cast

The Weeknd
Tedros
Lily-Rose Depp
Jocelyn
Suzanna Son
Chloe
Troye Sivan
Xander
Jane Adams
Nikki