Blackpink’s Jennie to Star in The Weeknd’s HBO Show The Idol
Blackpink member Jennie will appear in The Weeknd’s latest drama series The Idol on HBO. She will join alongside leading lady Lily-Rose Depp.
Here is everything you need to know.
Blackpink’s Jennie Joins Cast Of HBO’s The Idol
HBO took to Twitter to announce that Blackpink’s Jennie will appear in their upcoming series The Idol.
The network tweeted: ‘Jennie Kim has been cast in #THEIDOL.’
Despite the announcement, Jennie has already appeared in the recent trailer for The Idol. She appears briefly and seems to be participating in a choreography or dance routine.
Regardless, details about the rapper’s role are still being kept under wraps.
Furthermore, Jennie also vaguely shared information about her role or character on the show while speaking to Korean news portal Yonhap through her agency.
She said: ‘I found the script very intriguing so I wanted to be a part of the series.’
The K-Pop idol further added, ‘I feel very emotional. I will work hard, so please watch me fondly.’
Meanwhile, fans are excited to see Jennie on The Idol and consider the series her legitimate acting debut.
The South Korean singer has previously appeared in television series such as the Netflix documentary Blackpink: The Movie, Castle Einstein, and The Clash. She appears as herself on the long-running YouTube series Blackpink.
Jennie’s agency YG Entertainment recently shared that Blackpink is in the final stages of recording for a new album to be released in August.
The company mentioned, “A lot of Blackpink-style music has been prepared over a long period of time.” In addition to new music and large-scale projects, Blackpink will also hold the largest world tour in K-pop girl group history by the end of the year to expand their relationship with fans around the world.
About The HBO Idol
HBO’s The Idol is created by Euphoria creators Sam Levinson, Reza Fahim and Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd.
The show is set against the backdrop of the music industry in Los Angeles. It will follow the story of an up-and-coming pop singer who becomes involved in a complicated relationship with an enigmatic Los Angeles club owner who is also the leader of a secret cult.
Additionally, Bron Studios’ Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim, Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen and Aaron L. Gilbert will executive produce the series.
It will feature The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, Debby Ryan, Rachel Senott, Steve Zissis and Melaine Liburd.
However, an official release date for The Idol has yet to be announced.