The Power is one of Prime Video’s exciting upcoming shows. Amazon Prime Video hasn’t had as many original new shows as Netflix and Hulu but it’s taking the quality over quantity route. Some of Amazon Prime Video’s best original shows include Upload, The Boys, Invincible, and Good Omens. Clearly, the streaming service knows how to make compelling TV. The Power may add to their lineup of quality shows.
The Power is a sci-fi show that explores what happens when girls are given a specific kind of power. It’s an intriguing concept that could once again give Amazon Prime a must-watch show.
The Power will be available to watch on Prime Video starting March 31. It’s one of the shows starting the Spring 2023 TV schedule.
According to Deadline, The Power Season 1 has ten episodes. It’s unclear whether these will be hour-long episodes, but because this is a drama, they may be anywhere from 40 minutes to over 60-minute episodes.
Amazon often uses the weekly format when releasing shows and it seems to work. The Boys and Invincible are just two Prime Video shows — of many — that really thrive with the weekly format. They build buzz and a fan base as the shows continue to air and take over social media.
The Power is based on the book of the same name by Naomi Alderman. The book is a New York Times bestseller and was dubbed in 2017 as one of the New York Times Book Review’s best books of the year.
The book is described as a dystopian novel. It follows a world where teenage girls develop the power to electrocute people. It follows many different characters and tells various stories all across the globe including Seattle, London, Nigeria, and Moldova.
The trailer for The Power shows the start of these teen girls’ developing powers. There is a bit of initial panic. However, it transforms into the girls embracing these powers and what they bring: control, fearlessness, and freedom.
The short trailer shows some of the main characters, including Margot and her family.