It’s difficult to believe, but an era of television has come to an end. Shows like Queen Sugar, Power, Greenleaf, Empire, Black-ish, Insecure and Atlanta have all come to an end. However, the creative minds behind those popular series are still working. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has expanded the original Power series into an entire universe of television shows. Kenya Barris and company have also expanded Black-ish into Grown-ish. Not to mention, a Greenleaf spin-off is believed to be in the works while Issa Rae moves from Insecure to Rap Sh*t. With all of that going on, Donald Glover has also been hard at work with the follow-up to Atlanta. Today, fans got their hands on the first look of what he has been crafting with the likes of Chlöe Bailey, Dominique Fishback and even Malia Obama.
Donald Glover has teamed up with accomplished producer and playwright Janine Nabers to develop a new series called Swarm. The series centers around a woman named Dre, played by Dominique Fishback, who is obsessed with a pop star. Along the way, the show will explore the depths and darkness of her fandom.
“We were really interested in creating an antihero story,” Nabers said about the series, per Entertainment Tonight.
“We just thought it’d be fun to make a post-truth Piano Teacher mixed with The King of Comedy.”
Throughout the show, Fishback will be joined by Chlöe Bailey, who will play her sister, and Damson Idris, who will play her boyfriend. At this time, there is no word as to when the series will debut, but it is expected to stream on Prime Video. While the world waits for more info on this highly-anticipated series, check out the first images from the show below.
From the minds of Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, here’s your first look at #Swarm. pic.twitter.com/7U0GIkbXO6
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) January 30, 2023