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[04/27/22 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 27
Updates include: Melissa McBride exits AMC's "The Walking Dead" spin-off series; Netflix's "Pretty Smart," TBS's "The Last OG" get the axe; and Catherine Haena Kim to star in ABC's "The Company You Keep."

[04/26/22 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 26
Updates include: Danielle Deadwyler to lead HBO's "Demimonde"; TBS kills "Orange-Faced Bear"; and Netflix cancels "Raising Dion" after two seasons.

[04/25/22 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 25
Updates include: David Hollander fired from Showtime's "American Gigolo"; Rachel Axler to bring "The Every" to HBO; and Lisa Brenner among latest to recur on Syfy's "The Dark."

[12/02/21 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 2
Updates include: Michelle Monaghan among latest bound for Apple's "Bad Monkey"; Laura Benanti to recur on Hulu's "Life & Beth"; and HBO's "The Idol" fills out cast.

[11/22/21 - 02:00 PM]
HBO Orders "The Idol" to Series
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp star in the project, which centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.

[09/29/21 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 29
Updates include: Ravi Patel cast in Showtime's "Three Women"; Lily-Rose Depp to star in "The Idol" at HBO; and Adam Croasdell lands role on FOX's "Monarch."

[06/29/21 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 29
Updates include: "For Life" eyes revival at IMDb TV; TLC pulls the plug on "Counting On"; and Netflix orders dramas "Echoes," "My Life with the Walter Boys."







IDOL, THE (HBO)
Premieres in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2022/2023 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, November 2021) THE IDOL, set against the backdrop of the music industry, centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
· Anne Heche
· Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
· Finley Rose Slater
· Juliebeth Gonzalez
· Kate Lyn Sheil
· Lily-Rose Depp
· Liz Sierra
· Maya Eshet
· Melanie Liburd
· Nico Hiraga
· Steve Zissis
· Troye Sivan
· Tunde Adebimpe
· Tyson Ritter
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Suzanna Son
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron L. Gilbert as EP
· Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye as CRTR/EP
· Amy Seimetz as EP/DIR (Original Pilot)
· Ashley Levinson as EP
· Joe Epstein as EP
· Joseph Epstein as EP
· Kevin Turen as EP
· La Mar C. Taylor as CO-EP
· Mary Laws as CO-EP
· Nick Hall as EP
· Reza Fahim as CRTR/EP
· Sam Levinson as CRTR/EP
· Sara E. White as EP
· Wassim "SAL" Slaiby as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A24
· Bron Studios