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Donald Glover’s New Series Swarm Takes A Deep Dive Into Fandom And When It Goes Way Too Far

by Meera Becker

Donald Glover is releasing a new TV series that taps into the mind of a celebrity-obsessed woman who pushes the limits between fandom and insanity. Swarm is being referred to as a “sister series” to Glover’s hit show Atlanta which recently aired its series finale last November. Swarm follows its main character Dre, played by Dominique Fishback, as she obsesses over a celebrity who closely resembles Beyoncé. Airing soon on Amazon Prime the show will also be starring Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris. Not to mention Malia Obama -yes THE Malia Obama- helping out in the writer’s room.

While most of us can relate to having an irrationally large interest in Beyoncé (like how could you not), Dre’s obsession soon leads her down a dark path. Being a famous celebrity himself after his rap career took off under his stage name Childish Gambino, Glover has definitely had some experience with a wide range of fans. Swarm is not setting itself up to be a lighthearted show about a girl who looks up to a superstar but rather tells the dark and twisted tale of a fan who pushes it too far. 

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Co-creator Janine Nabers told Vanity Fair that they are interested in focusing on the “antihero” with this show as they portray it “through the lens of a Black, modern-day woman.” 

Just a couple of days ago on February 1, Beyoncé announced her long-awaited Renaissance World Tour that will be taking place this year. While this announcement has definitely ignited some of her fans into a frenzy over getting tickets, we are hoping nobody goes as far as Dre when it comes to being celebrity obsessed. However, we are seeing some jokes (hopefully) that are embodying the same energy we can expect from Fishback’s character this season. 



Providing us with a new insight into celebrity obsessions we are eagerly anticipating the release of this show as we are expecting it to be nothing short of captivating. Glover himself described the show to Vanity Fair as being “a strange one” which has only gotten us even more excited to watch the series unfold on March 10.


Top image via Amazon Studios

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