The Swarm Season 1 Episode 2 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

The Swarm Season 1 Episode 2

The Swarm is a new show making its debut on The CW. The German show is one of the most expensive television productions to come out of the country and is based on Frank Schätzing’s novel of the same name. The Swarm had earlier debuted on ZDF back in February of this year. Owing to the writers’ and actors’ strikes, a lot of networks are going for releases of existing productions.

The Swarm promises to be an exciting sci-fi adventure series that is centred around “the struggle of humankind against an unknown swarm intelligence that lives in the depths of the sea.” We will be covering the entire series with recaps and ending explainers for each episode as they are released. 

Here is everything you need to know about The Swarm Season 1 Episode 2, including its release date, time and where you can watch this.

Where Can I Watch The Swarm?

For our American readers, The Swarm will be available to watch on The CW and also the CW mobile app. The show is already available to stream for audiences outside the US on various platforms such as ZDF and Prime Video. 

The Swarm Season 1 Episode 2 Release Date

The Swarm Season 1 Episode 2 will be released on Tuesday, September 19, at 9 pm ET/PT. Expect the runtime to be around 45 minutes for this episode. You will be able to watch the new episode of The Swarm with subtitles. The episodes in Season 1 do not have specific episode titles. 

How Many Episodes Will The Swarm Have?

The Swarm’s first season will run for a total of 8 episodes. So, after episode 2, we will have another 6 episodes to go that will follow a weekly release schedule, subject to any changes The CW might make in between. We do not expect there to be any major scheduling interruptions. 

What happened in Episode 1?

The season opener of The Swarm shows us the beginning of the change. Strange oceanic incidents in Peru, Scotland, and Canada feature prominently, with the promise of more reports to come in the later episodes.  Our protagonists in Episode 1 are from Marine Institutes in Germany and Canada. Charlie Wagner is a marine biologist stationed at IMB, Germany’s touchpoint in Scotland, supervising and launching AUVs into the ocean. She might have to stay the entire summer to map the underwater ocean in the region.

Leon works for the Vancouver Institute and tracks migrating whales during the season. Only this time, they’re late…too late for it to be normal. The first whale of the season that arrives in the waters washes up dead on the beach. Some local fishermen, led by Leon’s acquaintance Kit, claim that the Orca attacked them, which is uncharacteristic of the animal. And they fought back with billhooks to wade it off.

A fisherman in Peru is drowned by a huge swarm of fish as he prepares to capture them in his net. Charlie notices one of the AUVs lost propulsion and got caught up in a buoy in the middle of the ocean. When she went back to launch it with local fisherman Douglas McKinnon, Charlie was struck by the site of numerous methane hydrate blocks floating on the water.

What caused so many of them to break off the surface of the seabed? The major incident of the episode comes in its climax when Leon’s girlfriend, Lizzie, who runs a boat for marine tourism, dies in the middle of a showing. This looks like a coordinated attack between a whale and a pack of four orcas. We will learn more about this in the next episode. 

Is There A Trailer For The Swarm Season 1?

There is indeed! You can find a trailer for The Swarm Season 1 below.

Are you looking forward to this episode? What are your expectations from the show? Let us know in the comments below.

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