Thursday, February 2, 2023

{Photos/Trailer} :: A First Look at Donald Glover's Beyoncé Inspired Series, "Swarm"

*trailer added 02/27

"We just thought it'd be fun to make a post-truth Piano Teacher mixed with The King of Comedy."
- Donald Glover to Vanity Fair.

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is tapping his creativity into the tv world once again.  The series idea was pitched to Atlanta writer and producer, Janine Nabers, who was on board with the modern "anti-hero story".  Swarm enlists Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Damson Idris (Snowfall), and singer Chloe Bailey as lead roles.  Notably, Malia Obama is apart of the writers room.

A story of Dre (Fishback), obsessed with a fictional pop star whose aesthetics are very similar to Beyonce's, is created of her life, fandom, and the darkside of it.  Marissa (Bailey) plays Dre's sister, and  (no character name provided yet) Idris plays her boyfriend.

Nabers describes Swarm as "living in the same tonal space as Atlanta"

"When we shot the last scene of the pilot, every single person stopped what they were doing and gave Dom [Fishback] a standing ovation for three minutes.  
I've been doing TV for a long time and I've never seen that.  That was the moment that Donald and i looked at each other and we were like 'Alright-- we got something right'. "- Nabers

I'm excited for this one.  No release date as of yet, but it is confirmed that the series will house on AMAZON.  

02/27 update:


Swarm arrives on 03/17.

s.o to Vanity Fair

imgs via Amazon Studios

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1 comment:

  1. This brilliant genius diabolical mind of his…..this is a must watch