Created by the singer of The Weeknd, the series about the music industry has lost its director

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According to Deadline, director Amy Simets (“Atlanta”) left the drama series The Idol, starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp. Simez had to stage all the episodes of the future project. HBO declined to comment.

Earlier appeared information that The Idol is waiting for a large-scale reshoot, despite the fact that some episodes have already been filmed. The project continues to feature screenwriter Sam Levinson (“Euphoria”, “Malcolm and Marie”), as well as The Weeknd itself, which not only plays the lead role, but also acts as a producer and screenwriter.

According to the original idea, The Idol events take place in the world of the music industry and tell the story of a young pop singer who has a relationship with the mysterious owner of a nightclub in Los Angeles. He will be part-time leader of a secret cult that the singer will have to face.

Nothing is known about the release date of the series on HBO.

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