HBO has announced that their upcoming music industry drama series directed by The Weeknd, Idol, will undergo a major cast and crew revamp. The six-episode series will face these changes as a result of different creative take on the direction of the show. In accordance with Diversity, Idol there will likely be reshoots as the series is already in production.
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“IdolThe creative team continues to build, refine and develop their vision for the show, and they’ve taken a new creative direction. The production will be adjusting its cast and crew accordingly to best suit this new take on the series. We look forward to sharing more information soon,” HBO said in a statement. They did not comment on who exactly will leave the project.
Idol created by Levinson (Euphoria), Tesfaye (Uncut Gems) and Reza Fahim. This is the debut of The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp on television, as well as the first major draft of a scripted drama series. The six-episode drama will be filmed in and around Los Angeles.
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«Set against the backdrop of the music industry, the series follows a self-help guru and modern-day cult leader who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol,» reads the official logline.
Idol written and executive produced by Levinson, Tesfaye, Faheem and Joe Epstein. Amy Seimetz, Kevin Touraine, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sarah E. White and Aaron Gilbert are executive producers, with Seimetz also attached to direct. This is the production of A24.