CULVER CITY, CA – October 31, 2019 – Amazon Studios has today announced that Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40) will star in the ten-part global thriller, The Power, based on award-winning Naomi Alderman’s international best-selling novel of the same name. Mann will play the charming and ambitious politician Margot Cleary-Lopez in the series.
The Power is produced by Sister (Chernobyl, Giri/Haji, The Split) and directed by Emmy award-winner Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale), and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
The Power has been adapted for screen by creator and Executive Producer Naomi Alderman, working with an incredible line-up of all-female writers including co-executive producer Claire Wilson (Rocks, Little Drummer Girl, Gangs of London), co-executive producer and story consultant Sarah Quintrell (Ellen, The Trial: A Murder in the Family), Whit Anderson (Ozark, Daredevil), Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen, PEN15) and novelist Rebecca Levene (The Hollow Gods Trilogy).
The world of The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, all teenage girls in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will. It’s hereditary, it’s inbuilt, and it can’t be taken away from them. Coming alive to the thrill of pure power: the ability to hurt or even kill by releasing electrical jolts from their fingertips, they rapidly learn they can awaken the Power in older women. Soon enough nearly every woman in the world can do it. And then everything is different.