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Teenage girls with unexpected super powers? ‘The Power’ sounds like our kind of show

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When Toni Collette announces she’s releasing something new, we’re there with popcorn and pom poms. In this instance, it’s the new thriller series The Power about teenage girls who develop a new organ that allows them to zap anything at their will. The series is based on the British author, Naomi Alderman’s award-winning novel of the same name and will feature an all-star cast. We love teenagers with superpowers or at least the British ones from Misfits. It’s always sure to be a stormy and electric time (in this case literally). Toni Collette plays the mayor of Seattle, and is not too happy about these zappy teenagers. “This is not a hoax,” she tells reporters. “This power is evolution”.

What is The Power about?

In the teaser trailer, an impending revolution is near, thanks to a unique superpower that leaves teen girls with the ability to electrocute on a whim. Which frankly sounds terrifying. 

The official synopsis reads: “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.”

Who is involved in The Power?

Collette stars as Mayor Margot Cleary-Lopez, alongside John Leguizamov (Violent Night, The Menu) 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.

When can you watch the show?

The Power will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on Friday, March 31, with new episodes available each Friday, leading up to the season finale on May 12, 2023.

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