The Swarm Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

The Swarm Season 1 Episode 8

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. 

Although the series started slow, in our reckoning, and had an uninspired middle part, episode 6 brought all the moving parts of the story together and set up an exciting climactic end to Season 1. 

Here is everything you need to know about The Swarm Season 1 Episode 8, 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 8 Release Date

The Swarm Season 1 Episode 8 will be released on Tuesday, October 31, 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. The next week’s episode is the finale for this instalment of the series. It remains to be seen if the show will be renewed for a second season. We will be bringing updates about a potential follow-up right after the first season finishes airing.  

What happened in Episode 7?

Episode 7 of The Swarm is set entirely on the ship captained by Jasper. The group of volunteers concluded that the Yrr breeds in two places: the Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Jasper is instructed to take the ship to the latter, where they have the next chance of encountering it and establishing communication. Each of the volunteers plays a different role in their mission. Cecile and Sigur take on the task of figuring out how the Yrr makes sea creatures compliant, while Samantha and Leon try to work with sound waves and frequencies to communicate with the Yrr.

Luther and Charlie take out an HOV (Human Occupied Vehicle) into the ocean but soon experience disturbances and malfunctions. Unbeknownst to them, as they enter back into the ship safely, the Yrr follows them inside. Alicia, who has been filming everybody for a documentary-like feature, is infected by the Yrr, which injects the same substances into her body as the other creatures. 

Cecile operates on her and brings her in a stable condition. It is uncertain if she will make it through. The episode ends with the Yrr coming to life inside the ship’s hangar as Charlie witnesses its magnificence first-hand. 

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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