The Weeknd-Sam Levinson HBO Series Is Overhauled

The Weeknd-Sam Levinson HBO Series Is Overhauled ...

A Grammy-nominated musical from Euphoria's creator is being recreated.

The series, titled, will "adjust" its cast and crew to fit a new creative direction for the show: "The Idol's creative team continues to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show," the premium cable outlet said in a statement. "The production will be adapting its cast and crew accordingly to best serve this new approach to the series. We look forward to sharing more information soon."

In November 2021, The Idol follows a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop singer. The show is set in the music industry in Los Angeles.

There are no details on which roles might be recast at the moment. Sources say The Idol has been in production, and the changes will result in reshooting some material that has already been filmed, but the show will continue after the creative revamp.

Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Lily-Rose Depp, and Steve Zissis were all cast as series regulars, while Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga, and Anne Heche were all set to recur.

The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye), his producing partner Reza Fahim and Levinson are credited as writers and creators of The Idol. Joe Epstein, Aaron Gilbert, and Amy Seimetz are expected to direct all six executive episodes. BRON, Ashley Levinson, Nick Hall, Sara E. White, and A24 are all expected to produce all five.

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