The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp respond to claims of troubled production on The Idol

On Wednesday, editors at Rolling Stone published a report in which 13 sources connected to the HBO drama series alleged the production was messy and chaotic, with spiralling budgets and shooting schedules. Production went on hiatus in April 2022 after director Amy Seimetz dropped out of the project, having filmed about 80 per cent of the show. Co-creator and co-writer Sam Levinson, best known for his HBO drama Euphoria, was brought in as director when filming resumed that May and he reportedly rewrote and reshot the entire show from scratch.