Suzanna Son Will Not Return to HBO Drama Series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: More details on the creative overhaul of the HBO drama series The idol begin to emerge.

Deadline announced yesterday that director Amy Seimetz has left the series, which comes from pop star The Weeknd and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.

Suzanna Son, star of Sean Baker red rocket, is one of the cast members not expected to return.

The series follows a pop singer who strikes up a romance with an enigmatic Los Angeles club owner turned secret cult leader. Son played a cult member.

Abel Tesfaye, who plays The Weeknd, co-created the series with Levinson and Reza Fahim. He was reportedly unhappy with the creative direction of the show, which would have already filmed footage of around four or five episodes.

The crux of the matter appears to be that Tesfaye, who headlined Coachella this year and played the Super Bowl halftime show last year, felt the show leaned too much towards a “female perspective,” according to sources, with co-star Lily Rose Depp’s character rather than her own. Rose Depp remains on board and a key part of the show following her creative overhaul.

The idol it was thought to have received an order for seven episodes and it is not clear if this will remain or if the order will be reduced slightly.

HBO is not commenting beyond its statement on Monday (see below) and Son’s representatives also declined to comment.

that of the idol The creative team continues to build, refine and evolve their vision for the show and have aligned with a new creative direction. The production will adjust its cast and crew accordingly to best serve this new approach to the series. We look forward to sharing more information soon,” an HBO spokeswoman told Deadline.