Jennie, a rapper-singer for K-pop band Blackpink, will join Lily-Rose Depp in the Weeknd’s (aka Abel Tesfaye) forthcoming HBO drama series The Idol.
The Idol is set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music business and was co-created by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, Tesfaye, and Reza Fahim. It revolves around a female pop diva falling in love with a mysterious L.A. club owner who also happens to be the head of a mysterious cult.
Jennie was first seen in the newly released teaser trailer (which you can see here), in which she appears very briefly three times in sequences of dance rehearsals and choreography. Her role’s specifics have been kept under wraps, but HBO has confirmed the casting through social media. “Jennie Kim has been cast in #THEIDOL,” the network tweeted.
Jennie, who was born and reared in South Korea, studied in New Zealand for five years before returning in 2010. In 2016, she made her debut as a member of YG Entertainment’s Blackpink.
Blackpink is the highest-ranking female Korean act on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200. One million copies of its 2020 Album have been sold, making it the first and the best-selling album by a Korean girl group of all time.
The Idol‘s launch date has not yet been revealed. Late in April, the show’s director Amy Seimetz and star Suzanna Son parted ways with the show, resulting in a significant shakeup in the show’s creative direction.