The Fleabag star reportedly “had a different creative vision for the series than Donald Glover,” but the pair are still friends and her exit was amicable. Waller-Bridge’s role, which is opposite Glover’s, is now being recast as the series aims to stick to its premiere and production year of 2022.
Glover will still be the show’s leading actor, co-creator and executive producer while Francesca Sloane, who worked with him on Atlanta, will also serve as co-creator, showrunner and exec producer. Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer of New Regency will also executive produce.
Elsewhere in entertainment, Dune received an eight-minute standing ovation during its Venice Film Festival premiere.