the idol Creator Sam Levinson spoke last night about the season finale of the HBO series and how it impacted The Weeknd’s character Tedros.
What did Sam Levinson say about the finale of The Idol?
In a video post exploring the making of the season finale, Levinson and some of the show’s cast and crew dug deep into the episode, with the creator saying that Tedros “ends up being the victim.”
“She (Jocelyn) has to devour the people around her to feel like she has something to say,” Levinson explained. “We also see how desperate Tedros has become. This Midwestern pimp who shows up in Beverly Hills ends up being a victim.”
You can watch the full The Idol finale video under:
The Idol was co-created by Euphoria’s Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson. The ensemble cast includes Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Jane Adams, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Moses Sumney, Jennie Ruby Jane, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Ramsey, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Hank Azaria.
After a glittering premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, The Idol received many negative reviews, with most critics rating the series negatively. The sexual content and general themes of The Idol were driving factors for criticism.
Tesfaye, Fahim and Levinson are executive producers alongside Joe Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Kevin Turen, Aaron Gilbert and Sara E. White. “The Idol” is an A24 production.