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Rob Delaney is among a group of new cast additions for Amazon’s global thriller series The Power, which is currently in production.
Based on Naomi Alderman’s bestselling novel set in a world where all teenage girls suddenly develop the power to electrocute people at will, the 10-part series is being produced by Sister (Chernobyl, Giri/Haji), with Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) directing and executive producing. Leslie Mann, Auli’i Cravalho, Tim Robbins, John Leguizamo, Eddie Marsan, and Daniela Vega have already been announced.
As a recurring guest star, Catastrophe co-creator star Delaney will play Tom, a much-loved news anchor, while Alice Eve (Before We Go) will play his ambitious young co-anchor Kristen. Edwina Findley (Treme, Fear the Walking Dead), will play Helen, the highly competent and trusted advisor to Margot Cleary-Lopez (Mann).
Other new names joining the series include Zrinka Cvitešić (London Spy, Capital), Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen’s Gambit), Sam Buchanan (You Wouldn’t Adam and Eve It), and Juliet Cowan (Cuckoo, Killed by My Debt), Archie Rush (Black Mirror), Gerrison Machado and Pietra Castro.
The Power has been adapted for screen by writer, creator and executive producer Alderman, writer and executive producer Claire Wilson, and writer and co-executive producer Sarah Quintrell, working alongside an all-female writers’ room including Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Rebecca Levene and Whit Anderson. Neasa Hardiman (Jessica Jones, Happy Valley) and Lisa Gunning (whose editing credits include Fifty Shades of Grey, Seven Psychopaths and Nowhere Boy), join the all-women directing team of Morano, Shannon Murphy (Babyteeth, Killing Eve) and Ugla Hauksdóttir (Hanna).
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