The Power adaptation will be very interesting to see a feminist take on the sci-fi and dystopia genres translated to screen. Based on the book by Naomi Alderman, which won multiple awards, this should be a fun and thought-provoking project. Covid-related delays in production and cast members leaving in the middle of shooting have left this series with quite a few question marks.
This page was updated: 2/7/22
About The Book: In The Power the world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; and a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power – they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.
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Current Production Status: Post-production, although re-shoots will be required for new casting.
The Power Adaptation Timeline:
In October 2017 the book was first published. After an 11-way auction, the production company Sister Pictures purchased the television rights. In February 2019, Amazon’s Prime Video announced they had joined the project. That Fall casting started to be announced. It was scheduled to film from March to July 2020 but the Covid pandemic delayed all production. Because of these delays Rainn Wilson had to leave the series. In January 2021 he was replaced by Tim Robbins. Filming occurred throughout the summer and in November the film entered post-production. However, in May 2022 Leslie Mann & Tim Robbins left their roles. Since they had already filmed, their scenes will have to be reshot. Filming is expected in Vancouver from July to September.
Who Owns The Rights: Amazon Studios
Who Is Attached: Auli’i Cravalho, Leslie Mann, John Leguizamo, Alice Eve
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia. London, England. Nambia.
Estimated Release: Originally thought to be released in 2022, the necessary reshoots will probably push this back to 2023.
Previous mentions on AiLL: n/a
The Power Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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