Amy Seimetz, who was set to direct all episodes of HBO’s upcoming music industry dramatization series The Idol, is leaving the project. Deadline gets it that The Girlfriend Experience series co creator Seimetz was one of the high profile crew to leave the series, which comes from The Weeknd and Sam Levinson, amid a major creative overhaul. Euphoria maker Levinson is now expected to have more of a part in directing the arrangement. Levinson has directed different episodes of the high schooler HBO arrangement as well as highlight film Malcolm & Marie.
The Idol follows a female pop artist who begins a sentiment with an cryptic L.A. club proprietor who is the pioneer of a mystery cult. Tesfaye is co-writing and exec creating the arrangement, which he co-created with Levinson and Reza Fahim. Red Rocket’s Suzanna Child is additionally starring. Joseph Epstein (Wellbeing and Wellness) was set to serve as showrunner and essayist on the project. Levinson, Tesfaye, Fahim, Epstein, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert were exec producing. Mary Laws, who has composed on Progression and Evangelist, was also arranged to compose and co exec create with The Weeknd’s chief Wassim “SAL” Slaiby and inventive chief La Damage C. Taylor too co exec creating.
Seimetz is an performing artist, executive and maker. She co-created Starz’ The Girlfriend Involvement arrangement and directed a number of scenes of the arrangement as well as scenes of arrangement such as Atlanta and and External Run. She has featured in series such as Sweet Tooth, The Comedy Run the show, Get Shorty
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