When do fans become too much? This is the question at the center swarm, the new Prime Video series about a young fan whose love for a global superstar leads to a killing spree. Created by Janine Nebbers and Donald Glover, swarm It begins with a broken-hearted Dre (Dominique Fishback) getting tickets to see her favorite artist Ni’Jah perform on her upcoming tour – by the end of the limited series, an impressive body count has piled up as Dre exacts revenge on anyone who has slammed her success on social media.
Fishback says a result that her acting was ironic, “because I don’t know that I was once a huge fan except as a kid, when I was in love with Alia and Michael Jackson. However, even then, I didn’t have the ability, for some reason, to think that he I could actually see Michael in concert. I never asked my mom for concert tickets to see people I loved. I had B2K on my wall, just like any other teen. But other than that, I didn’t really have that experience.”
While there are plenty of adults who engage in an intense fanbase, Fishback notes that “For Dre, even though she’s an adult, I think she’s still a kid, which is why she’s so obsessed with the way she might be.”
We highlight, a playwright who has previously worked on shows incl DietlandAnd Watch guysAnd Atlantasays that idea swarm She came while she was working Atlanta Season 4: “Donald called me and said, ‘Hey, I have this crazy fan idea from a black woman obsessed with a pop star,’” she says. “We sat with each other over the course of six months and really crafted this story over the course of two and a half years. From this woman’s life, to give the pilot her origin story, the beginning of her journey. By the end of the pilot, she has been changed, and is now on some sort of flight. This is our story. So complete, a beginning, a middle, and an end.”
Story of the swarm It was inspired by real-life events, including a rumor that a Beyoncé fan died by suicide (which was debunked). “We’re really happy that we’re really able to figure out the story in an authentic way, in terms of just those two and a half years of this woman’s life. A lot of research went into that. We’re really proud of that. We’re really excited for people to watch the episodes and Google and see the truth behind it.” Napiers says.
However, there was no initial true story used as inspiration. Instead, Nebras says, “the idea was, ‘Oh, let’s talk about fandom. ‘” And let’s find the facts that support our theory – is this a story to tell for TV? And we did. And that is what it is.”