The Idol, co-created by Sam Levinson, Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, follows a pop star named Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) and her encounters with Tedros (Tesfaye).
According to HBO, "after a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s last tour, she’s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros, a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?"
Rounding out the cast is Troye Sivan as well as Dan Levy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eli Roth, Hari Nef, Jane Adams, Jennie Ruby Jane, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Ramsey, Suzanna Son and Hank Azaria.