Lily-Rose Depp and The Weekend are set to star in a “sick and twisted” new series for HBO and the trailer already has viewers divided.
The Idol, by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, is billed as a “sick and twisted” Hollywood love story.
Model and daughter of Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose, leads the cast with Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd.
Levinson will co-create the series along with The Weeknd and his producing partner, Reza Fahim.
Depp stars as a young pop star starting a romance with a mysterious L.A. club owner, who also happens to be the leader of a secret cult.”
“Set against the backdrop of the music industry, the series will focus on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who enters into a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol,” reads the synopsis.
The trailer for the highly anticipated series dropped over the weekend and it also features Korean pop star Jennie of Blackpink fame, as well as singer Troy Sivan.
The promo itself will certainly appeal to Euphoria fans and hints at a salacious and star-studded show.
At one point in the trailer, a voice can be heard shouting: “More, more, more, orgy!” to give an idea of the sort of show that’s in store.
Meanwhile, drug use, cultish activities and sex scenes galore are hinted at.
Watch the full trailer for The Idol above.
However, the trailer has left potential viewers divided, with social media users not sure what to make of The Idol.
“The world is not ready for Lily Rose Depp in The Idol,” reads one tweet.
The world is not ready for Lily Rose Depp in The Idol— bri (@BriannaBraine) July 18, 2022
While another added: “Whoever told lily rose depp she could be an actress lied lol and u could say the same for abel sorry.”
Whoever told lily rose depp she could be an actress lied lol and u could say the same for abel sorry— demie (@lust4ysl) July 18, 2022
“Lily rose depp as Jocelyn…i’m going feral,” said another.
Another tweet reads: “Lily-Rose Depp world domination.”
Lily-Rose Depp world domination https://t.co/XwxzVTka9d— brooke (@depplyhaIIows) July 17, 2022
However, some are less than impressed by the teaser, with one tweeting: “uhhhh nevermind I don’t want to watch this anymore.”
While another added: “i’m sorry but this looks like s***.”
An official release date for hasn’t been announced, but the teaser trailer says it’s “coming soon.”
The cast also stars Tunde Adebimpe, Anne Heche, Melanie Liburd, Steve Zissis, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Hari Nef and Nico Hiraga.