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HBO, Lily-Rose Depp deny 'Idol' set chaos

Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye and Sam Levinson’s drama is the subject of a Rolling Stone investigation.

The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp

‘The Idol’ Starring The Weeknd & Lily-Rose Depp Frazer Harrison/WireImage

HBO is questioning its upcoming series The idol met during filming question.

A The Rolling Stones Story Published Wednesday and quoted According to sources close to the show According to sources, the play was co-created by Pleasure’sSam Levinson and Music star The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) was Beset by last-minute revisions and a chaotic work environment. The story also says that, after director Amy Seimetz worked on the creative overhaul

after getting fired April 730, Levinson took over as director and “scrapped the soon-to-be-completed $50- million item rewrite and reshoot of the whole thing.”

Idol stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, a rising pop star who is under the tutelage of Tedros (Tesfaye). Influence, Tedros is a nightclub owner and NXIVM-like cult leader. HBO began developing the show over the summer 2021 and gave it a series order in November of that year.

The Rolling Stones The Hollywood Reporter by Penske Media Corp All.) in its story said Idol suffered in While Seimetz was directing, production was frequently delayed and changed due to unfinished scripts. What was supposed to be two to three months of filming was reportedly extended to five months following her exit. People who worked on the show also noticed shifts in tone and some disturbing scenes depicting sexual violence (but not filming).

model of the century — what we subject our talents and stars to, the power that puts people in the spotlight and how those powers are manipulated in the post-Trump era,” a source told RS.” It went from sarcasm to what it is satirizing. “

in statement to THR

, HBO said it suspended the show last year because “unfortunately, the show’s initial approach and the production of early episodes did not meet HBO standards, so we chose to make changes.

The statement continued, “Throughout the process, the creative team has worked to create a safe, collaborative and respectful work environment, and over the last year the team has made and creative change of staff interests. We look forward to sharing Idol with viewers as soon as possible,” the source also said. Refuting the claim that almost all of Seimetz’s work has been reshot, and the Idol team going viral $21 works worth more than one million (This will be a particularly notable entry given the recent layoffs at HBO and parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.)

For her part, Depp was in THR] Good director. “I’ve never felt more supported or respected in a creative space where my opinions and opinions are more valued. Working with Sam was a real collaboration in every way — for him it was more than anything, not just what his actors thought of the work, but how we felt about performing it,” she says. “He hired Someone whose work he respects and always creates an environment where I feel seen, heard and appreciated. ”

The Weeknd responded to this story with a Instagram post features a segment of the show mocking The Rolling Stones

impact on the music industry. “Did we piss you off? He wrote. (“Not at all!” Rolling Stone Magazine EDIT – Noah Shachtman in charge tweeted back .)

HBO has not yet set a specific date for The Idol

Premiere Date But it has been stated that it will be in debuted sometime.

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