TV & Movies

Swarm Co-Creator On How Malia Obama Wrote One Of The Show's 'Wildest' Episodes

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight published just prior to the premiere of “Swarm,” the series’ cast and crew discussed their excitement at working with Malia Obama — credited on the show as just “Malia Ann.” In addition to taking part in the collaborative brainstorming and spitballing process that every TV writers’ room goes through, Obama is also credited with co-penning the teleplay for “Swarm” Episode 5, “Girl, Bye,” with Janine Nabers herself. Speaking to ET, Nabers called “Girl, Bye” “probably one of the wildest episodes.” Discussing it, she said, “I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people. It’s pretty dope. I’m really proud of it.”

Nabers’ praise for Obama was incredibly high. “Some of her pitches were wild as hell, and they were just so good and so funny,” she said. “She’s an incredible writer. She brought a lot to the table… She’s really, really dedicated to her craft.” Her comments echo those of Donald Glover, who called Obama “an amazingly talented person” in a 2022 interview with Vanity Fair. “I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon,” Glover said, in addition to praising Obama’s work ethic and writing style.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button