The Weeknd’s HBO drama series The Idol is undergoing changes

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Looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for HBO’s new drama from The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye), Reza Fahim and euphoria Sam Levinson. The next series titled The idol is currently in the process of reshooting and changing casts in order to pursue a “new creative direction.”

that of the idol The creative team continues to build, refine and evolve their vision for the show and they have aligned themselves with a new creative direction,” HBO said in a statement to Variety. “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.

By Variety, it’s unclear who left the show and who plans to replace them, but that will surely be revealed soon enough. It’s also unclear to what extent the series plans to deviate from its original premise. It was previously announced that the show would follow “a self-help guru and modern-day cult leader who develops a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol.” However, they are shooting the six-episode season again, despite finishing production on several episodes already.

Lily Rose-Depp and Tesfaye were originally attached to direct the project, along with Troye Sivan, Suzanna Son (red rocket) and Steve Zissis as series regulars. Melanie Liburd, Tunde Adebimpe, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Nico Hiraga and Anne Heche have been cast in recurring roles.

from Atlanta Amy Seimetz was previously announced as that of the idol director and executive producer, with Joe Epstein serving as showrunner. Besides, Succession Mary Laws was announced as the series writer and co-executive producer.

While Tesfaye appeared as himself in Uncut Gems, The idol marks his first performance as a lead actor. The “Blinding Lights” singer has also dabbled in the animation side of television, writing and starring in an episode of american dadas well as recently voiced a character on The simpsons.