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National acting treasure Toni Collette has joined the cast of an Amazon series in a production titled The Power.

In the lead role no less. Where she belongs.

What's this one about?

The world of The Power is our world, but for one twist of nature. Suddenly, and without warning, all teenage girls in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will. It’s hereditary, it’s inbuilt, and it can’t be taken away from them. The Power follows a cast of remarkable characters from London to Alabama, Nigeria to Seattle, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.

Interesting notion.

For background, this series has been in production for several years but has been disrupted by COVID and the departure of actors from several main roles, including Toni's.

Oddly the character Toni will play was described differently in relation to the previous actress.

Margot Cleary-Lopez is the mayor of Seattle and the loving wife and doting mother to three kids. At least that’s what her official campaign website would tell you.

This sounds like her character may be less wholesome than her political facade.

Now we have something tonally opposite.

Collette’s Margot, the mayor of Seattle, is an authentic and genuinely progressive politician fighting hard for change. She has a sharp tongue, a wicked sense of humor and a passion to leave the world better than she found it. She is also a devoted mother to three children, including Jos (Auli’I Cravalho), and wife to her husband of 20 years Rob (John Leguizamo). When the Power emerges, Margot is catapulted into the spotlight, opening the door to unimaginable possibilities — both personal and political.

Authentic and genuinely progressive.


Alongside the new cast, a new showrunner Raelle Tucker of Jessica Jones and True Blood.

The Power doesn't have an ETA but will be a Prime Video series.

[ Main Image: The Staircase - Toni Collette. Credit: HBO via ]


Andreeva, Nellie (May 30, 2022). Leslie Mann & Tim Robbins Exit ‘The Power’ Amazon Drama Series. Deadline.

Andreeva, Nellie (August 23, 2022). ‘The Power’: Toni Collette & Josh Charles Join Amazon Series In Recastings; Raelle Tucker Tapped As Showrunner Under Overall Deal. Deadline.