The Idol is a new HBO show starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd, premiering on June 4, 2023. The show follows a pop idol who is influenced by a self-help guru after a breakdown caused her to cancel her tour. The series has six episodes and airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO and Max. The show received negative reviews and has a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. To watch The Idol online, viewers can subscribe to HBO Max’s ad-supported or ad-free plan, or Hulu’s ad-free plan. Hulu offers a free trial for both Hulu and HBO Max for seven days.
The new HBO Sunday content is here. Here’s how to watch The Idol, The Weeknd and Sam Levinson’s most anticipated (and controversial) new HBO Show.
The Idol stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, a pop idol who is influenced by the mysterious self-help guru Tedros (played by Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd) after a breakdown caused her to cancel her tour. The series came under fire after Rolling Stone published an exposé about the toxic working conditions behind the scenes.
The show premiered at Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2023 to a twenty minute applause but received negative reviews. As of writing this, it has a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. Will it deter people form watching the six-episode series?