The music industry drama series from and Sam Levinson is making significant changes.
The network said it was "evolving" its creative vision for the show, which will feature Abel Tesfaye, the singer who previously appeared on the screen, in his first major role as well as Lily Rose Depp's first major TV role.
"The producer's creative team continues to develop, build, and execute their vision for the show, and they have agreed to adopt a fresh creative direction. We're forward to sharing more information with you shortly," a spokeswoman said.
The news is emerging in real time, so we'll return when we hear who's being relegated on the cast and crew. The series, which the WarnerMedia network claims isn't being scrapped, has been in production for the last few months. It's a huge undertaking for the organization.
The pop star was initially set to co-write and executive produce the series, which he co-created with Euphoria creators Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim.
The Idol follows a female pop singer who begins a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the subject of a secret cult.
Suzanna Son, a Red Rocket star, was also set to star in the series, which was ordered to perform in November.
On the project, Joseph Epstein (Health and Wellness) was set to serve as showrunner and writer. Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim, Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen, and Aaron L. Gilbert from the Bron Studios were among the actors who worked.
Mary Laws, who has written on Succession and Preacher, was also planned to develop and co-exec produce with The Weeknd's manager Wassim SAL Slaiby and creative director La Mar C. Taylor also co-exec producing.
All six episodes of Amy Seimetz, who has directed episodes of Atlanta and The Girlfriend Experience, were on board.