Malia Obama is making her foray into the entertainment industry as a TV writer. The former first daughter co-wrote an episode of the thriller series “Swarm” titled “Girl Bye.”
The series showcases a talented cast, such as Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, and “Ocean Eyes” hitmaker Billie Eilish, making her acting debut on the series as Eva, a cult leader.
The showrunners, Donald Glover and Janine Nabers had high praises for Obama, calling her an “incredibly talented” writer. Nabers also hints that viewers are in for a wild ride on Obama’s episode, “Girl Bye.”
Keep on reading to learn more.
Malia Obama Joins New Amazon Series ‘Swarm’ As A Writer
Former first daughter, Malia Obama, is venturing into the entertainment industry and making her debut as a television writer on Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming thriller series, “Swarm.”
Co-created by the dynamic duo of Donald Glover and Janine Nabers, who previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed Hulu series “Atlanta,” “Swarm” boasts a talented cast, including Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, and pop sensation Billie Eilish in her acting debut as Eva, a cult leader who ensnares white women.
Obama’s episode, “Girl, Bye,” marks a significant milestone in her burgeoning career as a writer.
Malia Obama’s Episode Is ‘One Of The Wildest’
The highly anticipated television series has been making waves with its star-studded cast and thrilling storyline. According to Entertainment Tonight, “Swarm” showrunner Janine Nabers had high praise for Malia Obama’s episode, “Girl, Bye.” Nabers told the outlet that Obama’s writing debut will surprise viewers, saying, “[‘Girl, Bye’] is probably one of the wildest episodes.”
She added, “I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people. It’s pretty dope. I’m really proud of it.”
Despite the show’s opening disclaimer that reads “this is not a work of fiction,” “Swarm” is a fictional thriller that centers around the story of Dre (Dominique Fishback), an obsessed Houston-based fan of R&B artist Ni’Jah, who becomes embroiled in a violent and dangerous world after her sister Marissa (Chloe Bailey) experiences a traumatic event.
With a talented cast and captivating plot, “Swarm” is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
‘She’s An Incredible Writer’
Halfway through the series, “Swarm’s” viewers are in for a wild ride with the episode “Girl, Bye,” co-written by Janine Nabers and Malia Obama.
As Dre’s (Dominique Fishback) journey becomes increasingly twisted, each encounter with a new character (played by familiar faces such as Khalid, Kiersey Clemons, Paris Jackson, and more) brings a new level of intensity with new surprises and dangers to her quest to meet her idol.
Praising Obama’s skill as a creative writer, Nabers said, per ET, “Some of her pitches were wild as hell, and they were just so good and so funny.” She added, “She’s an incredible writer. She brought a lot to the table … She’s really, really dedicated to her craft.
Malia Obama’s Co-Workers ‘Think She’s Dope’
Obama’s journey in the production industry began with an internship on the set of “Girls,” followed by a stint as a production assistant on Halle Berry’s sci-fi drama series “Extant.” However, her big break came when Donald Glover recruited her as a television writer for the hit Amazon Prime Video series “Swarm.”
Glover had nothing but praises and admiration for Obama, saying she is an “amazingly talented person,” he told Vanity Fair last year. The rapper said, “she’s really focused, and she’s working really hard. I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon … Her writing style is great.”
Nabers also echoed the sentiment, describing Obama as quickly becoming part of the Swarm family, “It was like a family,” she said. “I’m really excited for everyone to get to know her work and the work of the writers on a show,” she added.
Fishback and Bailey were highly impressed by Obama’s presence on set, expressing their admiration for working with her. “It was nice to know that she was going to be on it and that we had different voices and different generations involved in making the show,” Fishback says, adding, “It was pretty cool to meet her. I think she’s dope.”