Have you ever thought to yourself, "You know, if girls just had the power to electrocute anyone they wanted, 90 percent of the world's problems would be solved?" Well then, Amazon's new series The Power is for you.
Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Wednesday that Amazon has greenlit an adaptation of the novel by Naomi Alderman for a 10-episode series.
The series is set in a world where a twist of nature suddenly and inexplicably empowers all teenage girls with the ability to electrocute people at will and explores the complete reversal of power that this creates in society. The best part about this power? It can't be taken away from them. Written and created by Alderman, with The Handmaid's Tale's Reed Morano tapped to direct, The Power will follow the lives of several girls all around the world. Characters in the best-selling novel included an abused foster child, the daughter of a London mob boss, an American politician, the former first lady of Moldova and others who found their lives changing with the sudden emergence of this ability. The show promises to explore at least a few of these characters, as the official description teases stories from London, Arizona, Nigeria and Moldova.
The Power does not currently have a premiere date or cast attached, but it will go into production later this year.