The project was first announced in June
The Weeknd’s Drama Series Sculpture The show has got the green signal from HBO, joining Troy Sivan and seven other cast members.
According to Diversity, the US network has officially ordered a six-episode series, co-written and executive produced by The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye -.
Originally announced as Evolution in June, Sculpture Follows a female pop singer who enters into a relationship with a cult leader and self-help guru. The series is co-written and executive produced by Reza Faheem and excitement Producer Sam Levinson, all three are credited as creators.
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In addition to Sivan, Susannah Son, Melanie Liebard, Tunde Adebimpé, Steve Zissis, Elizabeth Berkeley Lauren, Nico Hiraga and Anne Heche have joined the cast of the series. Sivan, Son and Zisis will play regular roles in the show, while others will have recurring roles.
The newly announced cast member joins Lily-Rose Depp, who was previously announced for the series. Amy Semetz has also signed on to direct all six episodes.
When the multi-talented Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson brought us SculptureIt was clear that his subversive, revelatory take on the cult of the music industry had never been done by HBO before, said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming. Diversity,
“Soon after, the splendid pair of [showrunner] Joe Epstein and Amy Semetz joined forces with the rest of the team, and that dream became a reality.
The Weeknd’s last studio album was 2020’s After Hours. Granthshala The album was given four stars upon release, writing that Tesfaye’s “most comprehensive record to date is also an existential question mark”.