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Swimming with Sharks (2022)

Psychological Drama
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Swimming with Sharks (2022)

Swimming with Sharks (2022), an American psychological drama created for Roku by Kathleen Robertson, was aired for the first time on April 15, 2022. The first season consists of a total of six episodes. Not long after the release of Swimming with Sharks (2022), it renewed for a second season. The second season should air in late 2023 but as of 2022, there hasn’t been word of a release date.

The series Swimming with Sharks (2022) revolves around Hollywood and the scandals that come along with living in that city. In the series, it follows a new intern Lou Simms. Following her job acceptance, she meets the head of the studio, Joyce Holt. Lou ends up extremely intrigued by Joyce, ultimately leading to an extreme and crazy obsession. Lou is extremely smart and goes to extreme lengths to find out more about Joyce. She reveals that everyone there schemes and manipulates people. Lous leads herself down a really dangerous road, that is dangerous for everyone involved. She will do anything she can to dig deeper, including murder. As she investigates she starts to see what happens behind closed doors and how corrupt Hollywood truly is. Her main goal is to outsmart everyone that works at the company.

Since Swimming with Sharks (2022) aired, it has received a variety of mixed reviews. Some critics have absolutely loved it and said it was an entertaining psychological drama, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Other critics however say that the show did not deliver what it promised to, which was a promise of a satirical bite. They said it was rather frothy entertainment instead. Though this series is not an exact remake, another film did in fact inspire the making of this series. The inspiration behind this series came from Swimming with Sharks the film, made in 1994.

  • Season One

    “Chapter One”

    Lou gets hired as a new intern.

    “Chapter Two”

    Lou gets fired by Travis.

    “Chapter Three”

    Its discovered that multiple drugs were in Alex’s system.

    “Chapter Four”

    Lou and Joyce go out of town and ignore everyone.

    “Chapter Five”

    Lou has flashbacks about what she did to Alex.

    “Chapter Six”

    Lous claims someone is framing her for murder.

On Rotten Tomatoes, season 1 of the series has a 70% rating with an average score of 6.80 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.  Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 7 critics.


Kiernan Shipka as Lou Simms

Diane Kruger as Joyce Holt

Donald Sutherland as Redmond

Thomas Dekker as Travis

Finn Jones as Marty

Erika Alexander as Meredith

Ross Butler as Alex

Gerardo Celasco as Miles

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