After the whooping Nominations received by HBO Max’s Euphoria this year in the Emmys 2022, the streaming platform is all set to release its next show The Idol starring Lilly Rose-Depp and Able Tesfaye more popularly known as “The Weeknd” in the lead roles. But after the first trailer dropped, the reactions are quite mixed and not as everyone expected after the reception of Euphoria and other HBO Shows in this year’s Emmys.
What is The Idol about?
The Idol is a show which will dig into the deepest secrets of the music industry. The series will focus on a modern-day cult and its leader, which is presumed to be played by The Weeknd getting into a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol Jocelynpop star. Even though the trailer doesn’t give away much about the story yet it gives vibes like Euphoria and also HBO’s own The Deuce.
The series also stars some other reputed faces like Jennie from the world-famous Korean pop band BLACKPINK, Troye Sivan, Debby Ryan, Rachel Sennott, Steve Zissis, and Melanie Liburd. The Creators of the show include The Weeknd and Reza Fahim along with the Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.
The Fans aren’t Positive About The Idol:
The initial reactions received by the trailer of The Idol aren’t showing a positive attitude of the fans toward the show. Despite the BLINKS being excited to watch their beloved Jennie in the show still, it’s not showing a good sign. Few People even compared it to the 2019 film Midsommar but with more nudity. Some of the reactions are:
Sam Levinson when he has to write a good story pic.twitter.com/02Ygk3rRvV
— £than (@somnia_77) July 17, 2022
— ً’ (@jnksxt) July 17, 2022
looks bad and overcompensating by trying to be too sexy or edgy with no magnetic plot or theme. especially not something that original.
— DevPatelsMustache♎️ (@BlacAmericano) July 18, 2022
Midsommar with more nudity. I'll give it a chance though
— Alec Moses (@ladiesman9090) July 18, 2022
We will be watching to support Jennie
JENNIE IN THE IDOL
— JenSé (@Jendeukiliebe) July 17, 2022
He’s dragging this “aesthetic” or whatever you wanna call it atp he just makes soft p0rn
— thee one piece (@chaosmoon420) July 18, 2022
It looks like almost every one of his music videos🥴
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐲𝐧𝐤’𝐬 𝐏𝐑 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧 ⍟ (@dehaanswrld) July 17, 2022
Kinda sucks that they did a nationwide casting call for this and still chose a celeb. Not surprising cause this is the only way people will watch but still!
— TONI CHILDS (@samberg_johanna) July 17, 2022
With the criticism mainly focused on the nudity or the vulgarity added to the show by the creators, it also can’t be forgotten that Euphoria turned out to be a major hit despite all these. So it will be exciting to watch if it does have a solid storyline and well-written characters to make a mark on the audience and of course how the debut of The Weeknd turns out.
The Idol is set to premiere on HBO Max very soon.