The Weeknd is currently working with Sam Levinson, the creator of Euphoria, on a series for the American channel HBO.
The series, entitled The Idol, is about a love affair between a pop singer and the mysterious owner of a Los Angeles nightclub.
The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, will be the star, but also the co-writer and co-creator of this series alongside his historical producer Reza Fahim and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.
This is an ambitious project for the singer who had already proven himself by writing and starring in an episode of the cult animated series American Dad on TBS in 2020. He also played himself in the critically acclaimed film Uncut Gems.
In addition to this, the Canadian singer also made references to cinema in his latest album After Hours. He conceived the music videos from the album as a long film, where we followed the nocturnal wanderings of a character he also played on stage for over a year. The album also owes its title to a famous Martin Scorsese film with a similar synopsis.
The Weeknd has had a very prolific year so far. Last February, he performed at the Super Bowl half-time show, one of the biggest achievements for any artist. He also recently released a new version of “Save Your Tears” with Ariana Grande, and is finally working on a new record and promises “beautiful” new material.