Malia Obama joined the writing team of the upcoming Swarm on Prime Video, a project Donald Glover co-created, in June 2021. To find out how her TV bosses felt about having her on board, continue reading…

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After graduating from Harvard in 2021, the former first daughter earned her first television writing job for the Daniel Glover and Janine Nabers-co-created Amazon Prime series ‘Swarm’. In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Nabers talked openly about what it was like for her to contribute to the show.

“The main characters of the show are in their 20s and Malia is in her 20s, so it was really great having someone like her in the room,” Nabers said. He added, “She’s a very professional person. She’s an incredible writer and artist.”

According to Nabers, this was an opportunity for Malia, who has worked as a production assistant on Halle Berry’s CBS sci-fi drama series Extant and previously interned on Lena Dunham’s Girls and at the Weinstein Company, to decide whether she wanted to become a full-time TV writer.

Nabers remarked, “We really wanted to give her the opportunity to get her feet wet in TV and see if this is something she wants to continue doing.”

Donald Glover Confirms Malia Obama in Writers' Room of New Show: 'Her Writing Style Is Great'

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Malia’s writing skills and dedication have already been complimented by Daniel Glover, who told Vanity Fair that the young woman is “just like, an amazingly talented person.  She’s really focused, and she’s working really hard,” he continued.

“I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon,” Glover continued. “Her writing style is great.” He asserted, “We can’t be easy on her just because she’s the former President’s daughter.” “No, she’s very down to earth, and cool. So, it’s not a problem at all.”

According to Vanity Fair, Swarm depicts the story of a woman named Dre who develops an obsession with a fictional pop star that has a remarkable resemblance to Beyoncé, played by Judas and the Black Messiah’s Dominique Fishback.

Published by HOLR Magazine.

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