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The Weeknd's HBO Show 'The Idol' Gets Series Order, Eight Actors Added to Cast

The Weeknd's HBO Show 'The Idol' Gets Series Order, Eight Actors Added to Cast

The Weeknd‘s upcoming HBO drama series The Idol has officially been ordered to series and there are eight new cast members that were just announced!

The 31-year-old music superstar, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, will star in the series and he co-created it with Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim.

The Idol, set against the backdrop of the music industry, centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol. The series will be directed by The Girlfriend Experience‘s Amy Seimetz and it will be filmed in and around Los Angeles.

Lily-Rose Depp was previously announced as one of the stars and now eight more cast members have been announced.

Click inside to find out who has joined the cast…

“When the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson brought us THE IDOL, it was clear their subversive, revelatory take on the cult of the music industry was unlike anything HBO had ever done before. Shortly after, the brilliant duo of Joe Epstein and Amy Seimetz joined forces with the rest of the team, and this dream became a reality,” HBO Programming EVP Francesca Orsi said in a statement.

Keep scrolling to find out who just joined the cast…

The Weeknd photo

The Weeknd – series regular

Lily-Rose Depp photo

Lily-Rose Depp – series regular

Suzanna Son photo

Suzanna Son – series regular

Troye Sivan photo

Troye Sivan – series regular

Steve Zissis photo

Steve Zissis – series regular

Elizabeth Berkley photo

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren – recurring star

Anne Heche photo

Anne Heche – recurring star

Melanie Liburd photo

Melanie Liburd – recurring star

Tunde Adebimpe photo

Tunde Adebimpe – recurring star

Nico Hiraga photo

Nico Hiraga – recurring star

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