The first look at Prime Video’s next major genre series has officially arrived. Earlier this week, the streaming service debuted its first trailer for The power, their star-studded adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name. The trailer, which you can watch below, gives a first look at the unconventional world of the series – one that began with “The Day of the Girls”, in which teenage girls are suddenly able to electrocute people with their fingertips, a hereditary and permanent power that has been kept dormant for generations. The teenage girls soon learn that they can awaken “The Power” in older women, leading to almost every woman on Earth having the ability – which can also easily hurt or kill others. This leads to a shift in gender and political dynamics around the world, which affects the cast of characters in the series in completely different ways.
The power was originally released in 2017 and ended up being included on Barack Obama’s list of his favorite books from that year. It has since been translated into more than twenty-five languages and has won several literary awards.
What’s The power as regards?
The power is our world, but for one turn 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 the collarbones of teenagers to a complete reversal of the world’s balance of power.
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 (Real blood) serving as showrunner.
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The power premieres on Prime Video on Friday, March 31, with new episodes released every Friday until the season finale on May 12.