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Billie Eilish teases her acting debut in Donald Glover’s new series ‘Swarm’

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Turns out Billie Eilish has got more than just vocal chops - she's got acting chops too. And honestly, are we surprised? Eilish seems to have latent abilities in spades - from directing music videos, to designing her own footwear for Nike. The 21-year-old Grammy and Oscar-winning musician took to her Instagram today to share a video teaser of her upcoming guest role in Donald Glover's hotly anticipated new Prime Video series Swarm. Eilish also attended the show's red carpet premiere and screening on Wednesday evening at the Lighthouse Artspace in Los Angeles.


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What do we know about it so far?

The forthcoming thriller series, which premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas earlier this month, stars Judas and the Black Messiah's Dominique Fishback as Dre, a quintessential 20-somethings girl with a not-so-typical obsession for the world's biggest pop star, Ni’Jah (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Beyonce). Dre’s a proud member of the singer’s fandom, known as the swarm, but after a traumatic event involving her sister, her infatuation takes a dark and chilling turn that leads her cross-country.

Eilish is slated to guest star in the role of Eva, a character rumoured to be a sinister therapist or beguiling cult leader. She'll join a slew of big names attached to the project, including Chloe Bailey, Kiersey Clemons, Damson Idris, Paris Jackson and Rickey Thompson.

The show is being produced by Atlanta co-creators Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) and Janine Nabers. Malia Obama reportedly joined the writers' room on the project too.


When will it be released?

Luckily, you don't have to wait long to get your fix! All seven episodes of Swarm will be making their streaming premiere exclusively on Prime Video on Friday March 17. You can watch the full trailer for Swarm below.

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