'Swarm' is a crime thriller series based on Dre, a young lady who loves Ni'Jah, a pop star. She does not hide her dislike for those who mislead her on social media. This leads her on a nationwide killing spree.
'Swarm,' a provocative narrative about today's world, where fandoms have become a social media hub, is co-created by Donald Glover and Janine Nabers. It's a realistic series of events, which might make you wonder if it's inspired by a true story.
Is Swarm a True Story?
The 'Swarm' series, which was described as a 'post-truth TV show,' was divided into a 'post-truth movie' and 'The King of Comedy,' according to the co-creator. Glover described the viewers' desire to understand every line and rhythm in their favorite artist's music as 'i'.
Fans are known to be adamant on social media when it comes to defending a celebrity they admire. Glover added that in the normal world, hatred would be considered hatred, but on the internet, it's just talk.' He discussed it with Janine Nabers, and 'Swarm' was born.
“We talked about a lot of stan armies. There are so many. And I think Donald, being a musician in the world who has seen so many things, really helped us shape the idea,” Nabers said.
They knew that the main character would be dark and twisted. They wanted to write "an antihero story," referring to the likes of Don Draper from "Mad Men" and Tony Soprano from "The Sopranos." They did extensive research, particularly on "anything that has a musical or cultural component."
"It's really not a work of fiction," Nabers said of the series' first episode. The famous Beyoncé fan rumors and murders have been combined into the story of our main character, Dre. Not much of it is fabricated.
Ni'Jah is given the appearance of Beyoncé while Dre is also portrayed in a way that makes her relatable to people.
The producers of 'Swarm' want the viewers to "look beyond themselves and [examine] what their connection with certain celebrities is." It forces the audience to reconsider their notion of how they interact with a person they have never even met.