The Idol and Euphoria Take Place in the Same Universe, Confirms Showrunner Sam Levinson
The Idol, the new TV drama series created by Sam Levinson for HBO, is already causing a stir on social media. The show stars Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and includes a star-studded cast. Although it hasn’t premiered yet, it has been confirmed that it takes place in the same universe as Euphoria, another hit series created by Levinson.
The Idol at Cannes Festival
The Idol recently debuted with its first two episodes at Cannes 2023 and received a five-minute standing ovation. But it also garnered mixed reviews for its explicit sexual content. Despite negative comments on the portrayal of the protagonist in sexual situations, Depp confirmed that she was deeply involved in conversations about her character and had control during filming.
Controversy over Explicit Sexual Content
The series has also faced negative comments for its portrayal of characters in sexual situations and fears that they have been imposed on the actors. However, Levinson came to the show’s defense in a recent press conference, stating that The Idol is a provocative show, and if people want to write negative articles about it, they can. The show premieres on HBO’s streaming service on June 4.
The Idol’s Early Reviews
The early reviews for The Idol have been mixed, and many think that the series will not achieve the same success as Euphoria. However, Levinson believes that The Idol will be the biggest series of the summer, regardless of the negative comments it has received.
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