How to Watch ‘Swarm:’ New Thriller Now Streaming on Prime Video

“Swarm” is a psychological thriller that follows a fan’s obsession with a pop star.
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  • Swarm is now available to watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
  • In the new series, Dominique Fishback plays a music fan whose obsession takes a dark turn.
  • Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish makes her acting debut as a guest-star in the first season.

“Swarm,” a new thriller from co-creator Donald Glover, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The entire first season can be viewed with a Prime membership at no additional cost.

Swarm is a psychological horror series that illustrates just how far some will go for fandom. The show follows Dre (Dominique Fishback), a young woman obsessed with a fictional Beyoncé-like pop star. The artist’s fans call themselves the crush (a term reminiscent of Beyoncé’s own Beyhive). As Dre’s obsession grows, she begins to take a violent path.

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“Swarm” is created by Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) and Janine Nabers (“Watchmen”). Nabers also serves as the series’ showrunner. The main roles are played by Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey and Karen Rodriguez. The show’s guest list includes Rory Culkin, X Mayo, Paris Jackson and Billie Eilish.

How to watch “Swarm”.

You can watch “Swarm” exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Subscriptions start at $9 a month just for access to Prime Video, but you can get all the benefits of Amazon Prime for $15 a month.

Once you’ve signed up, you can watch Swarm on any smart TV, smartphone, tablet, gaming console or any web browser via the Prime Video website using the Amazon Prime Video app. Episodes can even be downloaded to your account to watch later, no internet connection required.

Can I watch Swarm for free?

You can watch “Swarm” for free by signing up for a 30-day Amazon Prime trial. The 30-day free period is only available to users who have never signed up before. All episodes of the first season are already online, so you can watch the entire series during your trial period.

How many episodes does the first season of “Swarm” have?

The first season of “Swarm” has a total of seven episodes. All were released on March 17th on Amazon Prime Video.

Has Swarm been renewed for Season 2?

As of March 17, there is still no news that “Swarm” will be renewed for a second season. Amazon will likely wait a few weeks to see how the show fares before making a decision about a renewal.

What episode of “Swarm” is Billie Eilish in?

Billie Eilish guest stars in the fourth episode of “Swarm.” The series marks the pop star’s acting debut.

Is Swarm Worth Watching?

Fishback’s appearance in “Swarm” carries the series.
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As of March 17, “Swarm” holds a rating of “81% Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. Though critics find the show’s message and writing a bit lukewarm, most agree that Fishback’s leading performance as Dre carries the show.

Reviewers call the series a dark, satirical thriller that explores the isolation in obsession. While it may boast of varying levels of success, most critics agree that it’s still an interesting watch and has the potential to be worth the “Euphoria”-esque hype. If anything, Fishback’s role as Dre and Billie Eilish’s acting debut as a guest-star are worth paying attention to.

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