Former First Daughter Malia Obama labored on Donald Glover’s ‘Swarm’

Former First Daughter Malia Obama labored on Donald Glover’s ‘Swarm’

Former First Daughter Malia Obama labored on Swarm, the brand new Amazon Prime Video TV collection created by Donald Glover.

The seven-episode present follows Dre (performed by Dominique Fishback), whose obsession with a pop star plunges her right into a darkish world.

Obama is credited as a workers author on all seven episodes of the brand new present and wrote the teleplay to its fifth episode, titled ‘Lady, Bye’.

Chatting with Leisure Tonight, Glover’s co-creator and Atlanta writer-producer Janine Nabers praised Obama’s work. “A few of her pitches had been wild as hell, and so they had been simply so good and so humorous,” she stated. “She’s an unbelievable author. She introduced so much to the desk. She’s actually, actually devoted to her craft.”

Of ‘Lady, Bye’, she added: “[It’s] most likely one of many wildest episodes. I feel it’s going to shock lots of people. It’s fairly dope. I’m actually happy with it.”

Glover beforehand described Obama as “an amazingly proficient particular person”. “She’s actually centered, and she or he’s working actually laborious,” he advised Vainness Truthful. “I really feel like she’s simply someone who’s gonna have actually good issues coming quickly […] Her writing fashion is nice.”

Obama beforehand had internships on the HBO collection Ladies and on the Weinstein Firm. Swarm is her first writing credit score.

The collection additionally provides Billie Eilish her first performing function. A clip of her look within the present was shared on-line final week, that includes her character speaking hypnotically to Dre.

The discharge of Swarm was additionally accompanied by a brand new EP from Glover, which was created for the collection. The ‘Swarm’ EP sees the star collaborate with the present’s fictional star Ni’jah (Nirine S. Brown) and options contributions from Fam Udeorji, Teo Halm, Jeff Kleinman and others.

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