The Power: Tim Robbins Boards Amazon Science Fiction Drama


Dramatic lead actor Tim Robbins has officially signed on to Amazon's upcoming science fiction drama, The Power. The star will be replacing Rainn Wilson after he departed the series which is based on Naomi Alderman's original novel of the same name. Wilson has left the project due to scheduling conflicts caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Robbins signed to board the series as one of its main actors and will be playing Daniel Dandon, a self righteous Republican governor who is at odds with his Democratic counterpart from Seattle. Hey! What's sci-fi without politics after all? The series is said to be a ten episode event that will tell of teenage girls that suddenly have the power to electrocute people. 

The synopsis from the book reads as follows:

The world is a recognizable place: there’s a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, 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 drastically resets.

Actor Leslie Mann is also on board the project for Amazon. It's said that it will get into production soon with no real estimate on a release date. Everything seems to be a moving target right now as no one has a real bead on when this health crisis will be done. We will update as we hear more.