Is Swarm based on a true story? (Is Andrea Greene real?)

Swarm -- Courtesy of Prime Video
Swarm -- Courtesy of Prime Video /

“Murder. Sex. Music. This is not a work of fiction”, are the words that you first see when you opt to watch Amazon Prime Video’s Swarm.

“This is not a work of fiction,” in particular, are words that are definitely unnerving, as once you stream every episode of the 2023 title, you start to wonder if any of these situations are based on actual events. What’s more, with how obsessive fan culture has become, some fans of the show wouldn’t put it past anyone to go so far as to lie, steal, and kill in the name of their favorite celebrity.

Donald Glover, the mastermind behind the show, constantly reiterates that there are no fake scenarios in this show, leading many to wonder if Andrea Greene is a real person. Thankfully, we have an answer to all of your burning questions!

Is Swarm based on real-life events?

By and large, Andrea Greene from Swarm isn’t a real person, nor is she based on a living person. Rather, she is only as real as we make her out to be.

If we know one or two people in our lives who are willing to go to great lengths to satiate their desires, then, in many ways, that is our version of Andrea Greene. If we know someone else who would spend their life savings on acquiring concert tickets to see their favorite artist in person, then that is our version of Andrea Greene. And so it goes.

Although she isn’t a real person, Andrea Greene is someone who could be birthed sometime in the future.

Why Swarm could happen in real life

From Doja Cat to The Weeknd, we have so many artists who definitely deserve our utmost attention and praise, as they are musicians you can only experience once in a lifetime. Even so, there is a line that few are NOT willing to cross when it comes to their favorite.

For example, Swarm references Beyonce’s fandom, The Beyhive. The Beyhive loves the Grammy Award-winning musician to the point where they have, unfortunately, succumbed to some toxicity, such as cyberbullying, fighting, and, in some more serious cases, doxxing (releasing a person’s address via IP address).

Because of behaviors like this, some have viewed this fandom (and many others) as chaotic and wouldn’t dare argue with them online. And while it’s nice to defend your favorite artist every now and again, there are limits that we believe everyone should adhere to, that way we can ensure the safety and well-being of others.

In a perfect world, we would love to not see someone like Andrea Greene come to life. But with how far people can and will go, some might say it’s only a matter of time before we turn on the news and see a grisly story such as this one.

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Swarm is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.