Latest project from actor/singer/writer Donald Glover also known as Baby Gambino, Roy It premiered on Amazon Prime Video this Friday. beyoncéA series-inspired thriller about an obsessed fan that premiered alongside an EP featuring six tracks from top Hollywood artists, including show co-creator Glover.

Roy is an eight-episode series about an obsessed fan who will do anything for her favorite pop star. The series leads Dominic Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah, the hate you give), who plays the main character Dre. Roy includes six new tracks from Glover, Chloe BaileyAnd Kirby. Bailey (Adult) also stars in the series alongside the seven-time Grammy award-winning singer. Billie Eilish. Bailey as Marissa, Dre’s girlfriend, and Eilish as Eve, a mysterious hypnotist and leader of an all-female cult, marking her acting debut.


Bailey’s track titled “I’ll Kill You” plays at the end of the first episode. Glover also announced one of Kirby’s tracks called “Sticky”. The track, which is the first music released by Glover in the last three years after his 2020 project “3.15.20” was featured in a released teaser for the series ahead of its release.

Dominic Fishback as Dre in Swarm
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In an interview with TheWrap, co-creator of Swarm Janine Nabers praised the performers, saying that all the songs are good.

“Donald worked hard on the songs. There are a lot of really incredible people who have given their voices and their talent to the show. That’s six songs, and they’re all really good.”

What you should know about Roy

Roy is based on an obsessive fan of a fictional Beyoncé-type star named Ni’Ja. Like BeyHive, the fictional pop star’s fans are huge and loyal, calling themselves “killer bees”. However, the love of the protagonist Dre for Ni’Ja turns unhealthy. As teased in the released trailers, Dre’s obsession leads her to do unimaginable things. The series aims to explore fan culture and the parasocial relationship between fans and the celebrities they love.

Along with Fishback, Bailey and Eilish, Roy stars Damson Idris (Snowfall), Ricky Thompson (foursome), Paris Jackson (Sex appeal), Rory Culkin (Scream 4) Kiersey Clemons (Drug), And Brion Bowers (Irma Vep). The series is executive produced by Glover, Nabers, Malia Obama, Michelle Schaefer, Pham Udeorji And Stephen Prince.

Roy now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Watch the trailer for the thriller below: