The ‘Idol’ Series With The Weeknd And Lily-Rose Depp Was Sent For A Massive Reshoot
In June of last year, HBO announced a project from Happiness creators Sam Levinson and The Weeknd. Idol is said to tell the story of a pop singer who falls in love with a mysterious nightclub owner and cult leader. The Weeknd is not only a co-writer but also a performer of one of the lead roles. The musician also serves as an executive producer.
However, as is known to Variety, the project has undergone considerable processing. This is expected to change within the cast and crew. According to insiders, some of the episodes, which have already been filmed, will now be completely remade. The project’s authors explain this as “a change in creative direction.” “The Idol team continues to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show,” HBO told the publication. The writers will be adjusting the cast and crew to best suit this new direction of the sequel. We look forward to transmitting more information soon. “
At the same time, the studio’s representative refused to reveal which actors and crew members dropped out of the project. However, recall that in September, Lily Rose-Depp joined the cast of the film. The cast also includes Troye Sivan, Suzanne Barada, Steve Zissis (“Her,” “Parks and Recreation”), Melanie Lieberd (“This Is Us,” “Game of Thrones”), Tunde Adebimpe (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”). ” ), Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (“New Girl”) and Niko Hiraga (“Football Player”).
Sam Levinson is both the writer and executive producer of the project. Idol directed by Amy Seimetz (Atlanta) and host Joe Epstein. It is planned that Mary Lowes, known for the “Heirs” and “Preacher” series, will also join the writing team. Additionally, Weeknd’s manager, Wassim “Sal” Slaby, and the musician’s creative director, La Mar Taylor, are also expected to be involved in the project.