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The Power: Plot, Cast, Release Date and More

The Power: Plot, Cast, Release Date and More

Book-to-screen adaptations are getting more and more common and popular these days. Once, people were extremely apprehensive about their favorite books being turned into movies or shows, but everyone seems to be warming up to the idea now because let’s face it, it isn’t going anywhere. These adaptations can be a hit or a miss, and now it is time to see if the upcoming series pulls through and becomes a success. We are here to talk about The Power, a British science fiction series adapted from Naomi Alderman’s novel which was released in 2016. While the book might fall under dystopian fiction, it is extremely powerful and deals with some very important issues, illuminating a possible reality that either fix the world or completely ruin it. The book is a complex piece of literature that received mixed reviews, so it would be interesting to see how it is translated on screen.

Fans of the book don’t have extremely high expectations with the upcoming series, The Power, simply because they are concerned that the series would not do justice to the book. But, it is only a matter of time before we find out If that is true or not. There is plenty we need to tell you about the series, so keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about The Power, from the plot to the cast to the release date and more:

What Is The Plot of The Power?

Since The Power is an upcoming series, there are going to be several interesting subplots with a main narrative continuing from start to finish. Before we dive into the plot details of The Power, let’s take a look at the official synopsis of the upcoming series:

“The Power is an emotionally-driven global thriller, based on Naomi Alderman’s international award-winning novel. The world of 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. The Power follows a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Eastern Europe, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.”

The Plot of The Power

If you have read the synopsis, you can probably understand why certain themes might be a little controversial and receive mixed reviews. The Power will thrive to obtain a power balance of sorts between men and women, but when science fiction comes into play, things get a lot more interesting. Imagine being a woman and waking up one day to realize that you have power, one that can cause harm to anyone or anything you wanted to. The Power will tell the story of teenage girls who obtain powers that can electrocute anything they touch, and that changes everything across the world.

This entire power given to teenage girls is going to cause an imbalance that goes against the force of nature, and it will especially show how the power balance between men and women changes over a course of time. The Power will be emotional, thrilling, and most definitely controversial. The Power will also have an ensemble cast filled with some powerful women, and the next section of the article will cover that, so make sure you stick around to read it!

The Cast of The Power

As we mentioned, the Power is set to have an ensemble cast of brilliant women, and don’t worry, there will men too because The Power is also about balance and imbalance. However, let’s start by talking about one of the leading actresses in Hollywood and the world for that matter, Toni Collette. Collette will play the role of Margot Cleary-Lopez, the mayor of Seattle. She will definitely be playing a very important role, making some decisions that will change the face of her city. Auliʻi Cravalho will play the role of Margot’s daughter, Jos Cleary-Lopez. As Margot’s husband, we have John Leguizamo, playing the role of Rob. It will be interesting to see how these new powers change this family for the better or the worse.

The Cast of The Power

Toheeb Jimoh will play the role of a journalist, Tunde because the media will definitely be playing an important role in an event like this, and how they spin the story will play an important role in how the citizens perceive it. Other actors and actresses who will be a part of the cast of The Power are Ria Zmitrowicz, Halle Bush, Nico Hiraga, Heather Agyepong, Daniela Vega, Eddie Marsan, Archie Rush, Gerrison Machado, Pietra Castro, and Zrinka Cvitešić.

There will be several other recurring cast members who will be joining this brilliant series as well, and we can’t wait to see the characters they all play in The Power, and how it will impact the narrative.

When and Where Can You Watch The Power?

It won’t be long until you will be able to watch The Power on your screens, so we suggest you mark your calendars. Originally, filming for The Power was supposed to begin in 2019, which later got pushed to 2020. But as with many other series, there were several delays in production and filming finally began in late 2021. Now, The Power is ready and slated to release on the 31st of March, and will be exclusively available to stream on Prime Video. The Power seems on the same level as The Boys or Gen V, so it will be exciting to see the differences and similarities between these series, and if The Power will become as popular as The Boys did.

Is There a Trailer for The Power?

Prime Video recently released a teaser trailer of The Power and it has been all the hype with over two million views already. The teaser gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from the upcoming series, whether it is the political angle or the power angle, or just women being badass in general. What’s interesting are the comments on the teaser trailer because, by the looks of it, people are definitely conflicted. Most of the comments are from people who have read the original novel and are worried that the series will not do justice to it. So far, the biggest worry is that the upcoming series will not be dark enough, but as of now, we have only seen the trailer, and it might be too soon to judge. Albeit, if dystopian science fiction is your thing, then The Power might just be the perfect series for you this year.

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While there are several new series releasing this year, we are rooting for the more unique ones, and The Power falls under that category. Do let us know in the comments what you think about the Power, and what you would do if you woke up one day and found out you could electrocute anything and anyone.

Deepti Chadha
Deepti Chadha

Deepti is a prolific content writer for OpenMediaHub who specializes in movies, tv shows, and web series, along with occasional reviews. Her interests lie in watching different genres and reading comics books, although her main passion is writing for as long as she remembers.

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