'Why are We So in Love with Women Suffering' Asks 'The Power' Author and Series Producer Naomi Alderman
- Category: Interviews
- Created: Friday, 07 April 2023 15:17
- Published: Friday, 07 April 2023 15:23
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Naomi Alderman's The Power and Prime Video producers talk about the new series and why the show is a revolution by women. The author and Raelle Tucker, Jane Featherstone, Naomi De Pear, and Tim Bricknell chat with CineMovie about tackling a story than spans the globe and the behind-the-scenes on the new show.
The Power is now streaming exclusively on Prime Video with new episodes available each Friday, leading up to the season finale on May 12. Based on Alderman's novel, the author is very much part of the adaptation as an executive producer. She tells CineMovie she was open to the changes necessary to bring her story to life for the 9-episode series.
The Power is an emotionally-driven global thriller, based on Naomi Alderman’s international award-winning novel. 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 series features 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 series stars Toni Collette as Mayor Margot Cleary-Lopez, alongside 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, and more.
The Power comes from Amazon Studios and SISTER, with Raelle Tucker (True Blood and Jessica Jones) serving as showrunner.