Jennie, a K-pop singer, is making her television debut in the HBO show The Idol.
It’s difficult not to have heard strong shouts about Game of Thrones and Euphoria in the last few years. These two shows have defined the present era of television, and HBO is definitely looking to emulate their popularity with their new show, The Idol.
The series follows an aspiring pop idol (Lily-Rose Depp) and her complicated relationship with Tedros (Tesfaye), a self-help guru and cult leader. Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jennie Ruby Jane, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Dean, Ramsey, and Hank Azaria appear in supporting parts. The series also represents Anne Heche’s final broadcast appearance before her death on August 11, 2022.
Jennie Kim (also known as Jennie Ruby Jane) is one of four members of the South Korean pop group BlackPink, one of the world’s most popular bands. As of this writing, BlackPink has six songs with over a billion views on YouTube, compared to The Weeknd’s five. BlackPink has set various global records for song views and record sales, won numerous awards, and has the most subscribers of any musician on YouTube – over three times that of The Weeknd.
It’s no surprise, however, that Jennie’s appearance in The Idol, her first in a dramatic television series, is drawing a lot of attention.