Where to watch The Idol online in Australia

Posted: 5 June 2023 10:38 am
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A pop star looks to regain her place at the top in HBO's latest series starring Lily-Rose Depp.

After delays and rumours of a troubled production, you can finally watch The Idol in Australia.

It features a superstar production team so expect big things in front of and behind the camera.

When does The Idol come out?

The Idol premieres in Australia on Monday 5 June at 11am AEST.

Episodes drop weekly after that.

How to watch The Idol in Australia

You can watch The Idol through BINGE or Foxtel.

BINGE has 3 plans available and each come with a 14-day free trial.

Stream BINGE for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Test out BINGE's Basic with ads, Standard or Premium plan and stream 10,000+ hours of shows and movies on demand.

BINGE subscriptions start at $10 a month, but that includes ads.

If you want to watch The Idol without ads on BINGE, it will cost you at least $16 a month.

Recent highlights on BINGE include the final season of Mayans MC, plus you can watch hit shows Barry and Succession in their entirety now that they've finished their runs.

You can also stream The Idol with Foxtel Now. The basic Essentials pack will cost you $25 a month.

New users unlock a 10-day free trial.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

No installation and no lock-in contract. New customers only. Sign up now.

Alternatively, you can watch the new season of The Idol with Foxtel iQ.

Episodes air on Fox Showcase on Mondays at 11am or you can watch on demand. The Fox Showcase channel is part of the Foxtel Plus pack, which will cost you $49 a month.

The Idol preview

The Idol is co-created by Sam Levinson (Euphoria) and Abel Tesfaye (aka Canadian pop star The Weeknd).

It centres on pop star Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), whose last tour was derailed by a nervous breakdown.

Now she wants to claim her status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in the US.

Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past.

Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?

The series also stars Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) and Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Only Murders in the Building).

The show also quite aptly features prominent musicians acting in the series such as Moses Sumney and Australian pop star Troye Sivan.

If you're a fan of Euphoria and/or The Weeknd's music, you will surely need to tune in for this.

The Idol episode release schedule

  • 5 June – The Idol episode 1
  • 12 June – The Idol episode 2
  • 19 June – The Idol episode 3
  • 26 June – The Idol episode 4
  • 3 July – The Idol episode 5
  • 10 July – The Idol episode 6

The Idol trailer

Image: HBO/BINGE

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