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Tales about followers being overly devoted in the direction of a selected group or individual and taking issues too far have existed in standard tradition for years. At their finest, these tales present an attention-grabbing look to how warped fan tradition has change into over the many years. And even after they don’t actually work or come throughout as overly imply spirited, you may see the moments the place it may’ve labored extra successfully if all the things had been in a greater order.
Prime Video’s trying to step into that narrative territory with its upcoming sequence, Swarm. Created by Unreal’s Janine Nabers and Atlanta’s Donald Glover, the present stars Dominique Fishback as Dre, a faithful fan (or stan, if you’ll) of a fictional pop star. This pop star calls their followers a “swarm,” and Dre’s standom is so highly effective that she seems to have killed them (and if not them, then actually somebody). The teaser is kind of quick, but it surely’s clear that the unnamed artist has fairly the maintain on Dre, to the purpose that she’s banging on the roof of a transferring automotive and is on the verge of tears upon seeing the item of her affection on TV. Whilst you may say that about followers of any musician nowadays, it’s pretty clear that the present has appeared on the fandom for Beyonce particularly for affect.
Swarm – Official Teaser | Prime Video
Swarm appears excellent, and if it reminds you of Glover’s just lately ended Atlanta, that’s intentional. When talking to Self-importance Truthful in January, Nabers and Glover mentioned Swarm could be within the “identical tonal house” as Atlanta, and would even really feel like a sister sequence. With how odd Glover’s earlier present may get typically throughout its four-season run, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how this new present comes into its personal id. “It’s an odd one,” mentioned Glover to Self-importance Truthful. “We simply thought it’d be enjoyable to make a post-truth Piano Trainer combined with The King of Comedy.”
Additionally starring Damson Idris and Chloe Bailey, Swarm will premiere on March 17 throughout South by Southwest in Austin, TX.
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