The Weeknd’s HBO drama series “The Idol” will now be reworked due to the changes to its cast and crew. According to some sources, the production had already been completed on the multiple episodes of the six-episode series, which will now be redone entirely due to a major change in the creative directions.
HBO declined to hint on which of the cast and the crew members were leaving the production.
The project which is said to have been co-created by the Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye, Sam Levison, and Reza Fahim, is set on the tale of the backdrop of the music industry.
“The Idol” was first reportedly announced as being in the development phase back in June 2021 with the Weeknd serving. Lily Rose-Depp was cast in the month of September, and in November, HBO had already greenlit the series for production.
“Amy Seimetz” was said to be the director and the executive producer while “Joe Epstein” was said to serve as showrunner. Levinson was said to executive produce via Little Lamb along with “Ashley Levinson” and “Kevin Turen”, while “Aaron L. Guibert” executive produces via Bron Studios, and “Nick Hall” and “Sara E. White” executive produce along with A24.
Though the Weeknd has always been known for his accomplishments in the world of music, such as his 2022 album called “Dawn FM,” his Grammy-winning back in 2016 album called “Starboy,” this would not be his first time on screen. He also wrote and starred in a 2020 episode of the TBS’ hit animated comedy called “American Dad” and is also said to have played himself in Josh and Benny Safdie’s 2019 thriller film named “Uncut Gems” opposite of Adam Sandler.
Additionally, he had also been previously nominated for an Emmy award back in 2021 for his performance in the Super Bowl halftime show and also an Academy Award nomination for his renowned and grossing song “Earned It,” the lead single that was put into the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”.