The latest trailer for HBO’s The Idol has every part followers love and hate about creator Sam Levinson’s present Euphoria. Levinson’s upcoming foray into the seedy world of intercourse and medicines is co-created with pop/R&B star Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim. Euphoria is HBO’s most-watched series, second solely to the continued Game of Thrones franchise. While Euphoria focuses on teenagers molded by social media, ravaged by drug dependancy, and dealing with trauma, The Idol shifts its consideration to grownup characters to inform the story of an up-and-coming pop star’s burgeoning relationship with an alluring cult chief named Tedros.
The Idol will even function The Weeknd’s appearing debut as Tedros, alongside Lily-Rose Depp, established actors like Jane Adams, Dan Levy, and Hank Azaria, and different music artists like Troye Sivan and Moses Sumney. The present has confronted important setbacks as a consequence of manufacturing points, inflicting the unique director, She Dies Tomorrow‘s Amy Siemetz, to half methods with the venture over inventive variations. Levinson as an alternative stepped into the director’s chair. The present additionally went via important reshoots after re-tooling the story to focus on The Weeknd’s character, regardless of a number of episodes being beforehand completed.
Released by HBO, the latest trailer for The Idol continues to emphasise all of the ways in which make it just like Levinson’s different work. For these aware of Euphoria‘s type – the cinematography, the combo of scuzz and glamour, the neon-hued lighting, the decadence, the medication – a lot will look recognizable. Check the trailer out under:
The Idol Looks Even Wilder Than Euphoria
Euphoria has its fair proportion of untamed moments, particularly relating to its depiction of intercourse, and tends to will be apt in direction of violence towards ladies. The glimpses of intercourse seen in The Idol trailer look to lean extra towards the kinky facet, with a number of photographs of The Weeknd blindfolding Depp’s character, and one other transient shot that seems to be a intercourse scene with a person on a leash. That aforementioned violence remains to be a development that might proceed right here given the subject material, although. The dialogue in The Idol trailer does skew extra in direction of the Hollywood satire of Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie, or Assassination Nation, which may convey extra levity and outright comedic moments than what’s proven in Euphoria. Relatively unexplored nonetheless within the trailer is the cult side, which may add one other degree of mysticism, hazard, and psychological manipulation to the present.
Love his type or hate it, the Idol trailer affords a overestimated model of nihilism, dependancy, and controlling, poisonous relationships which are touchstones of Levinson’s system. By bringing this story outdoors of highschool, this sequence may get much more intense than Euphoria. More peeks into the present’s wild nature are certain to return as The Idol is ready to premiere subsequent 12 months, however has no official release date. With Euphoria season 3 likely not arriving till 2024, followers of the present should sate themselves with The Idol within the meantime.