Donald Glover’s next brilliant work, Swarm (2023), will be released in a month. The actor, musician, and director have signed on with Amazon Studios to produce his next hit series. Even though Atlanta has ended, Glover hasn’t slowed down and is sticking with his formula of telling stories about black people and music.
Swarm was created by Glover and Janine Nabers (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and was initially titled Hive. The actor, comedian, and rapper will also be starring in and adapting the Mr. and Mrs. Smith TV series with co-creator Francesa Sloane, based on the 2005 film of the same name (The First). Here’s a primer on the upcoming thriller series Swarm before it hits the small screen.
What Are the Release Date and Expected Characters of Swarm?
On March 17, 2023, Amazon Video will debut the horror show’s first season. The premiere was done at SXSW on March 10, just a few days before it was available for streaming worldwide. On March 17, all seven episodes will be made available at once. Each episode is estimated to be around 60 minutes long.
Expected Characters of Swarm in the following:
Dominque Fishback plays Dre, the show’s main character and an obsessive viewer. For her part in Judas and the Black Messiah, she became famous. In addition to his work on The Deuce and Modern Love, Fishback has had leading roles in films like Project Power and The Hate U Give.
Damson Idris (Snowfall) plays Marissa’s boyfriend, Khalid, while singer Chlöe Bailey (Grown-ish) plays Dre’s sister, Marissa. Comedian Rickey Thompson (Foursome), singer Paris Jackson (S*x Appeal), actors Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Kiersey Clemons (Dope), and Byron Bowers were just some of the stars who were featured in the official teaser (Irma Vep).
Their identities have yet to be revealed, but it’s safe to assume that their stories will intersect with Dre’s. As was previously mentioned, Donald Glover and Janine Nabers serve as the show’s executive producers. The pilot will also have Glover in the director’s chair.
Donald’s brother, frequent collaborator Stephen Glover, Karen Joseph Adcock (The Bear), and Malia Obama, daughter of former president Barack Obama, are all staff writers. Together with Donald Glover and Janine Nabers, the show’s executive producers are Stephen Glover, Fam Udeorji (Guava Island), Steven Prinz (Paper Girls), and Michael Schaefer (The Martian).
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On February 10, 2023, Prime Video unveiled the first teaser trailer for Swarm. In the first scene, our main character Dre (Dominique Fishback), is transfixed on a television screen depicting a female pop sensation.
Several foreboding sequences of her alone are intercut with glamor shots of the singer she professes to like as the dialogue of a critical question, “Who is your favorite artist?” plays repeatedly.
The buzzing of bees builds in intensity as the teaser progresses, building to the unsettling scene of a lady dancing while mopping up a pool of blood. The brief scene reveals nothing but hints at the series’ recurring strange and disturbing horror aspects.
On February 24, exactly two weeks after the initial trailer’s release, the official Swarm trailer was made available. Dre’s sister Marissa (Chlöe Bailey) has been into the same music she has been into since they were young, and their relationship is explored further.
But, Dre is left alone as she continues to devote her time to tweeting about her stan account and watching Ni’jah on TV despite Marissa’s decision to leave the fandom. Dre meets new individuals and potential admirers as she nears a breakdown and they recognize her as “It’s a killer bee, and it kills. A member of the horde .”
The rest of the video is a frenzy of violent, furious, and enticing imagery depicting Dre’s road trip to meet her favorite singer, complete with nightclubs, party clothes, and “crazy-ass followers” whom she considers friends.