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The Weeknd performs on the Coachella stage during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 24, 2022 in Indio, California.

The trailer for The Weeknd’s The Idol was released over the weekend. The Canadian crooner’s acting, writing and producing debut in the drama series, by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, will hit HBO Max sometime this year.

The Idol will tell the story of a troubled female pop singer, Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult (Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd). This will mark The Weeknd’s first major acting role, following a cameo appearance as a version of himself in 2019’s Uncut Gems as well as writing and starring in an episode of animated series American Dad on TBS in 2020.

HBO has yet to confirm a release date for the series, but promised it’s “coming soon.” The rest of The Idol‘s cast of actors/musicians include Troye Sivan, Debby Ryan, BLACKPINK’s Jennie Kim, Rachel Sennott and Hari Nef. The show will also feature Elizabeth Berkley, Tyson Ritter, Anne Heche, Melanie Liburd, Nico Hiraga and Maya Eshet.

The trailer focuses on the wild relationship between The Weeknd’s mysterious character and Lily-Rose Depp’s ambitious pop star Jocelyn, describing their connection as “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood.”

Watch the trailer below:

19 Items Inspired By The Weeknd That You Should Treat Yourself To

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Are you a big fan of The Weeknd? Yeah, us too. No matter when you were exposed to his music, whether it was 2016 with “Starboy” or just last year with “Blinding Lights,” once you get hooked it’s hard to be disappointed. And since we’re big fans of The Weeknd, we wanted to put together a list of cool items that other fans have made. Everything from stickers to neon lights, check out these 20 items inspired by The Weeknd. 

  • Laser-engraved canvas

    Inspired by The Weeknd’s After Hours (2020) album, this black and red canvas photo of Abel is available in 10inx10in or 12inx12in.  

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  • Croc Charms

    Add charm to your Crocs with a selection of four different Abels: “Blinding Lights,” “After Hours,” “Save Your Tears” and “Starboy” are the versions of available. 

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  • LED Color-Changing Light

    For The Weeknd superfan, this highly detailed, acrylic light adds a cool ambiance to any room! From 16 colors to choose from, adjustable brightness, and different strobing effects, this LED color-changing light is the perfect statement piece. 

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  • The Weeknd Sweatpants

    With cozy season approaching, these XO joggers will keep you warm and stylish with logos of previous The Weeknd albums in vibrant green, yellow and red.

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  • Vintage The Weeknd Shirt

    Handmade from California, this graphic of Abel from “Blinding Lights” is paired with an orange-yellow gradient. Print and shirt quality are also well-reviewed. 

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  • After Hours Sticker Set

    Nine stickers printed on matte weatherproof material featuring artwork inspired by The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours. 

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  • Kiss Land Cat LED Light

    Another adorable functioning art piece, this time with the Kiss Land cat. Seven static color options, powered by micro-USB or three AA batteries. A beautiful addition to any home. 

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  • Starboy Rug

    In 80s style and graphics, this beautiful area rug comes in a variety of sizes to fit in your home.

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  • Lego After Hours Mini Figure

    This artist rendition of The Weeknd from his After Hours era is so well-made with the attention to detail given on such a small figure.

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  • The Weeknd Pillar Candle

    Praise be The Weeknd! Add this beautiful red pillar candle to your home décor, smelling as sweet as the man himself. 

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  • House of Ballons Print

    From his debut mixtape, House of Balloons (2011), which blessed us with Abel’s groundbreaking R&B vocal prowesswhile he hid his face so that his music could speak for itself. Comes in 24 x 36 in. 

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  • After Hours Nail Set

    Red marble nails fitting of the After Hours color scheme with The Weeknd lighting one up as the centerpiece. Available in a variety of nail shapes and sizes so anyone can get a set! 

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  • Kiss Land Nail Set

    Most of the Kiss Land inspired nails are hand-painted and fit the teal color scheme of the album. Comes in various lengths and nails shapes to fit your preferred style. 

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  • Embroidered Sweater

    A one-of-a-kind sweater with amazing detail achieved through the embroidery. Available as a crewneck sweater or hoodie in a variety of colors. 

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  • Crochet Amigurumi Doll

    Crochet Amigurumi doll inspired by The Weeknd’s performance at the 2021 Superbowl. Complete with a microphone, The Weeknd stands about 11” tall and has wire through the body and arms so you can pose him! 

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  • The Weeknd Custom Vans

    White slip-on Vans hand-painted with The Weeknd and “The Weeknd XO” on each shoe, made with high quality, permanent paint. 

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  • Painted CD

    Hand painted on a clear disc with The Weeknd lighting one up from his “Blinding Lights” music video. A one-of-a-kind fan art piece to display in your home. 

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  • After Hours Poster

    An amazing handmade black and red illustrated art piece of The Weeknd’s After Hours alter ego. Comes in various sizes and a 1-year warranty. 

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  • XO Women’s Nike Air Force 1

    Rock XO from head-to-toe with these custom-designed Nike Air Force 1’s. The sides stand out with the red lettering, while the front features “XO” hand sign in black. 

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Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at shopping@bbgi.com

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