'Swarm' by Prime Video is a twisted tale of obsession that leads its protagonist down a dangerous path. She is obsessed with Ni'Jah and dreams of someday meeting and befriending her. She finds her more alone than ever before when tragedy strikes. She begins tracking down people who have slammed Ni'Jah and kills them.
Is Dre a Real Serial Killer?
No, Dre is not based on a real serial killer. She is a fictional character created by Donald Glover and Janine Nabers for the Prime Video series. He was struck by a tweet that said: "Every Black woman on TV has to be a therapist or a funny best friend or someone looking for love or a teacher?"
Glover and Nabers decided to break this mold and create their own serial killer, based on Don Draper and Tony Soprano's ideas of an anti-hero.
Nabers described Dre as a "very alien" in whatever situation she's placed in. "Every person in the world has some sort of connection to music," she said. "The language she speaks is this star's mythology."
Dre's creators considered playing Erika from 'The Piano Teacher.' They also studied serial killers and characters famous for their moral ambiguity, according to the co-creator of the series. She said she watched 'Monster,' 'Boys Don't Cry,' and 'The Dark Knight' to prepare for the role.
The writers sought for real-life incidents that could be incorporated into Dre's character, rather than some bizarre fictional event. This is a direct reference to a performance by Jay-Z at an after-party.
In another episode, Dre is so enthralled by Ni'Jah in a concert that she rushes to the stage to meet the singer she has idolized as a goddess for years. This incident is similar to what happened in August 2018 at a concert where Beyoncé and Jay-Z performed together.