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Malia Obama receives writing credit on new thriller series, ‘Swarm’

by The Grio

Former first daughter Malia Obama co-wrote the fifth episode of Prime Video’s new thriller series “Swarm,” which showrunner Janine Nabers said were really out there in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“Some of her pitches were wild as hell, and they were just so good and so funny,” Nabers told the outlet. “She’s an incredible writer. She brought a lot to the table … She’s really, really dedicated to her craft.”

Nabers and “Swarm” co-creator and actor Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) told Vanity Fair in separate interviews that the daughter of former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama is a “very professional person” and “an incredible writer and artist as well as “an amazingly talented person.” 

Continued Glover, “I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon… Her writing style is great.”  

Insider reports that the series draws from events surrounding global superstar Beyoncé and her loyal fanbase known as the “BeyHive.” The creative team re-created some of the singer’s viral moments for the show, including the infamous elevator incident involving JAY-Z and Solange.

“Swarm,” according to the official synopsis, is set between 2016-2018 and follows Dre (Dominique Fishback), an obsessed fan of the world’s biggest pop star who sets off on an unexpected cross-country journey.

“[‘Girl, Bye’] is probably one of the wildest episodes,” Nabers told ET, which has reported that it includes a subtle jab at former President Donald Trump. “I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people.”  

Regarding Malia Obama, she said, “I’m really excited for everyone to get to know [Obama’s] work, and the work of the [other] writers on the show.”  

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