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Singer The Weeknd to co-write, produce and star in HBO show

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New York (AFP) – Canadian singer The Weeknd will co-write, produce and star in a fiction series for HBO, the cable channel told AFP on Wednesday.  The series will be titled “The Idol” and portrays the relationship between a female pop singer and the owner of a nightclub in Los Angeles, who turns out to be the leader of a secret cult.  The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is developing the project with Sam Levinson, who notably directed the feature film “Malcolm & Marie” (2021) for Netflix and “Another Happy Day” (2011), which won an award at the Sundance Film Festival.  The 31-year-old…

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