Amazon has dropped all seven episodes in its latest must-see series – Swarm – on its Prime Video streaming service ready for you to binge-watch. And best of all, you can binge-watch the full series without paying a penny, thanks to the generous 30-day free trial available with Prime Video. The latter sets Prime Video apart from its competitors, with no Netflix or Disney Plus free trial currently available in the UK.
Swarm is a seven-part series co-created by Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta) and starring Billie Eilish in her first scripted role (until now, her credits include an Apple TV Plus documentary and voicing herself in an episode of The Simpsons). The Prime Video series is described as part-horror thriller, part-comedy. It explores extreme fandom, following a character called Dre (Dominique Fishback) who decides to begin a murder spree set off by her obsession with Beyonce-esque pop star Ni’Jah.
The fictional musician’s fans are collectively known as “swarm” (where the series derives its name) – and playing on the “Bey Hive” nickname often used to describe Beyoncé’s fan base. Paris Jackson, an actor and the second child of Michael Jackson, also stars in the limited series alongside Rory Culkin.
Early reviews have earned Swarm a very respectable Rotten Tomatoes rating of 84%, with critics praising Dominique Fishback, Chloe Bailey, and Billie Eilish’s performances. The creativity of the show was also noted in a number of reviews.
Swarm tells its story in 10 episodes. Amazon has decided to release all episodes in a single drop, with viewers able to binge-watch the entire TV show on March 17, 2023. For those who don’t want to wait a week between cliffhangers, this is good news. It’s also very positive for those who want to save money, since the entire show can be streamed in a 30-day free trial.
Amazon currently offers a 30-day free trial of its Prime Video streaming service – with everything included in the streamer’s expansive catalogue available to stream or download to watch offline.
Test out the streamer HERE to start watching the limited series without paying!
Of course, during the Prime Video trial, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the dizzying number of other TV shows available on the streamer, including The Grand Tour, which sees Jeremy Clarkson reunite with ex-Top Gear teammates Richard Hammond and James May to travel the world to complete challenges in vehicles, superhero satire The Boys, The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power – a critically lauded prequel to the original trilogy (and widely believed to be the most expensive show ever commissioned), award-winning The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, drama series The Rig, alongside a slew of documentaries and blockbusters, including Somebody I Used To Know, Shotgun Wedding, My Policeman, Good Luck To You Leo Grande, Tenet, and House Of Gucci, to name just a few.
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Even if you’ve taken out a Prime Video trial in the past, you’re still highly likely to be eligible to test out the streamer again. That’s because Amazon regularly offers free trials to its customers, with most accounts able to test out Prime Video, Audible, and Kindle Unlimited once a year.
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The official synopsis reads, “A young woman’s obsession with a pop star takes a dark turn”. Admittedly, that doesn’t reveal much about the Prime Video show. So, to give a better idea of the tone of the show, we’ve included the latest trailer for the exclusive Prime Video show can be streamed below.