Nicely, The Weeknd already has that complete “get individuals to follow me regardless of odd habits” factor down pat — so maybe dabbling in idol worship won’t be so far-fetched.
Together with his notorious bloodied face and “cosmetic surgery” bandages troll act now a consider the previous, the 31-year-old singer born Abel Tesfaye goes full cult boogie along with his subsequent challenge.
The singer of “Blinding Lights” has set his sights on TV stardom: The Weekend will make his acting debut in HBO’s “The Idol,” a brand new “cult drama” collection in growth from Sam Levinson, creator of the controversial hit “Euphoria” starring Emmy winner Zendaya, Deadline reported.
The singer-songwriter and famous anti-Grammy Awards activist will not be solely set to star — he’s additionally booked to co-write scripts and govt produce the present revolving round a feminine pop singer who falls for an enigmatic LA membership proprietor who additionally occurs to be the chief of a secret cult.
Levinson reportedly co-created the collection with The Weeknd and Reza Fahim, a former nightlife entrepreneur-turned-writer who can be the notorious anti-Grammy Awards activist’s producing accomplice.
Reps for The Weeknd didn’t instantly return The Put up’s request for remark about his new challenge.
The artist made worldwide headlines in March by fueling the flames of battle with the Recording Academy — ignited when the music institute failed to grant Grammys 2021 nominations respect for his “After Hours” album. He vowed to by no means once more attend the awards present.
“Due to the key committees, I’ll now not enable my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” the “Save Your Tears” singer mentioned in a press release on the time. He teased his rising discontent in a tweet a number of months earlier than: “The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the business transparency…” the Canada-born crooner complained in November.
Nonetheless, it seems the Tremendous Bowl LV halftime headliner has discovered one thing else to focus his inventive vitality on at this level. “The Idol” is ready to be written and co-executive-produced by Mary Legal guidelines, who has efficiently scripted “Succession” and “Preacher.” The Weeknd’s supervisor Wassim “SAL” Slaiby and inventive director La Mar C. Taylor are additionally set to co-exec produce.
His newest transfer isn’t so far-fetched: The Weeknd does have a bit of acting expertise beneath his belt past his dozens of music movies. In 2020, he wrote and visitor starred in an episode of the TBS animated sitcom “American Dad.” The identical 12 months, he additionally performed himself in Adam Sandler’s acclaimed Safdie brothers movie “Uncut Gems.”
After which now we have his future within the efficiency artwork piece a few prime pop star who stoked mass curiosity by sporting bandages for months whereas pretending he had cosmetic surgery.