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Grammy Award Winning Artist The Weeknd is Leading the Pack in New HBO Cult Drama

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The Weeknd enchanted the world with his high octane voice, sultry lyrics and cultivated multiple awards throughout his musical career. Now the pop star sensation is building his chops as an actor in a project led by the mastermind of Euphoria, Sam Levinson.

The Idol is looking to be an HBO development. Per to Deadline, the Blinding Lights singer will be starring in and co-producing the series. Joining Levinson and The Weeknd will be the former nightlife personality turned writer, Reza Fahim. Other members of the creative team for this project include Joseph Epstein (Health and Wellness), Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, Aaron L. Gilbert (Bron Studios).

The series will follow the life of a female pop singer who intertwines her fate with an alluring L.A. club owner who happens to manage two very different clubs. The Idol will have ultraviolet twists and turns, as the female pop artist starts to realize the man she’s with is an L.A. club owner by night and secret cult leader by day.

If the world has learned anything from watching The Weeknd, it is to expect the unexpected. The pop star has already started down the path of acting, dating back to 2019. His first acting role was in Adam Sandler’s crime drama, Uncut Gems. The award-winning artist also did voice-over work on American Dad! In 2020.

The drama will most likely be something to anticipate in 2022. With so much mystery behind the release details, the series will be worth the cult following.


Author: Betti Halsell, senior writer at Hollywood Melanin

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Kerry Washington Confirmed To Join ‘Wake Up Dead Man: The Knives Out Mystery’

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Emmy-winning actress Kerry Washington has been confirmed to join the third installment of ‘Knives Out.’

Washington will join a star-studded cast that includes Daniel Craig, reprising his role as the enigmatic detective Benoit Blanc, Andrew Scott, Josh O’Connor, and Cailee Spaeny.

The ‘Knives Out’ series, directed by Rian Johnson, is a mix of whodunit mystery and comedy. The first film, released on Netflix in 2019, quickly became a hit among audiences and critics alike. Its success led to the announcement of a second and third film, with the third film’s title recently revealed as ‘Wake Up Dead Man: The Knives Out Mystery’.

While the plot is currently kept under wraps, the third installment is set to be a standalone mystery, not directly connected to the previous films. Washington’s addition and other new cast members suggest that the film will continue the series’ tradition of intricate, unpredictable plots and surprising twists.

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Starz Releases Official Trailer for ‘Run The World’ Season 2

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The squad is back! Starz dropped the new trailer for ‘Run The World’ season 2, and it looks like our favorite NYC girls are in for more fun and drama. Bresha Webb, Amber Stevens West, and Corbin Reid are reprising their roles as Renee, Whitney, and Sondi, respectively. Andrea Bordeaux (who played Ella in Season 1) departed the show over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The new season will follow the “euphoric highs and heartbreaking lows that Whitney, Renee, and Sondi must endure in their pursuit of world domination,” says the official synopsis. “Whitney must follow the road of self-discovery to thrive in her life with or without Ola, while Renee and Sondi must decide what they truly want out of life — both in love and their careers. Whether they reunite with a past love, taste the life of a millionaire, or see their career take off in a radical new direction, these powerful Black women, fortified by their impenetrable friendship, won’t let anything get in their way.”

The new episodes of ‘Run the World’ will premiere on Friday, May 26.

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‘The Best Man: Final Chapters’ Trailer

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Based on The Best Man film franchise the upcoming limited series will catch up with Harper (Taye Diggs), Robyn (Sanaa Lathan), Jordan (Nia Long), Lance (Morris Chestnut), Quentin(Terrence Howard), Shelby (Melissa De Sousa), Candace (Regina Hall), and Murch (Harold Perrineau) as their relationships evolve and past issues resurface.

Written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the creator of the franchise, The Best Man: Final Chapters was filmed in multiple locations, including New York, New Jersey and the Dominican Republic.

“I am very excited to bring these iconic characters back to the fans who have supported us through this franchise,” said Lee when the series was first announced. “We are thrilled to deliver everything one would expect from this group of friends in ‘The Best Man’ universe and take them through their final chapters.”

The Peacock limited series will premiere all eight episodes December 22. Watch the trailer in the video posted above.

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