The first-look photos of The Power are giving ‘it’s going to be amazing’ vibes

Prime Video’s The Power, a star-studded thriller series, is based on the international bestselling novel by Naomi Alderman. And these first-look photos have us hooked, quite frankly…

There’s a lot to look forward to this year TV-wise, particularly when it comes to Amazon Prime Video. Perhaps the one we’re most excited for, though, is the platform’s upcoming adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s bestselling book The Power – especially after seeing these first-look photos of the star-studded series.

What’s the plot of The Power?

As per the novel, which was first published in 2016, The Power sees teenage girls suddenly gain the ability to electrocute anyone they want to, simply by touching them with their hands.

The book focuses on four key characters: Allie, a vulnerable American foster child who reinvents herself as a faith leader; Roxy, the daughter of a London crime boss, who revels in her new abilities; Tunde, a Nigerian journalist reporting on seismic global change; and Margot Cleary-Lopez, the Democratic Mayor of Seattle, loving wife and doting mother to three children.

Eddie Marsan and Ria Zmitrowicz as Bernie and Roxy Monke.

Halle Bush as Allie.

The TV adaptation will follow this “cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Moldova, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.”

John Leguizamo as Rob Lopez.

Josh Charles as Governor Daniel Dandon.

The official synopsis reads: “The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people at will.

Who stars in the cast of The Power?

Here’s a full list of the cast so far announced for The Power:

  • Toni Collette as Mayor Margot Cleary-Lopez
  • John Leguizamo as Rob Lopez
  • Auli’i Cravalho as Jos Cleary-Lopez
  • Toheeb Jimoh as Tunde Ojo
  • Josh Charles as Daniel Dandon
  • Eddie Marsan as Bernie Monke
  • Ria Zmitrowicz as Roxy Monke
  • Zrinka Cvitešić as Tatiana Moskalev
  • Halle Bush as Allie Montgomery
  • Nico Hiraga as Ryan
  • Heather Agyepong as Ndudi
  • Daniela Vega as Sister Maria
  • Archie Rush as Darrell Monke
  • Gerrison Machado as Matt Cleary-Lopez
  • Pietra Castro as Izzy Cleary-Lopez
  • Rob Delaney as Tom
  • Alice Eve as Kristen
  • Edwina Findley as Helen
  • Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Ricky Monke
  • Avital Lvova as Liat Monke
  • Sam Buchanan as Terry Monke
  • Juliet Cowan as Barbara Monke
  • Simbi Ajikawo as Adunola
  • Ana Ularu as Zoia

Ria Zmitrowicz as Roxy Monke.

Toheeb Jimoh as Tunde Ojo.

Who is working on The Power behind-the-scenes?

The Power has been adapted for screen by Alderman herself, who led an all-women writing team boasting the talents of Claire Wilson, Sarah Quintrell, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Rebecca Levene and Whit Anderson. 

Neasa Hardiman and Lisa Gunning, meanwhile, join the all-women directing team of Reed Morano, Shannon Murphy and Ugla Hauksdóttir.

Jane Featherstone and Naomi de Pear join Alderman, Morano and Wilson in executive producing the project.

Toni Collette as Margot Cleary-Lopez.

Zrinka Cvitešić as Tatiana.

What are people saying about The Power?

Alderman is over the moon that her story will be reaching a global audience, and has said that she is “thrilled beyond words”.

“The story is a global one, about the lives of women and men everywhere in the world, so I’m hugely excited that The Power will be sparking conversation and debate essentially… everywhere,” she said. 

“We’re going to make something revolutionary and, dare I say it, electrifying.”

Is there a trailer for The Power?

We don’t have a trailer for The Power just yet, but watch this space.

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When will The Power be available to stream on Amazon Prime?

The Power will be hitting our TV screens in March 2023, though Amazon Prime is yet to confirm a specific date.

Will you be watching?

Images: Prime Video

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