Prime Video’s The Power, which is a story of teen girls developing electrokinesis based on the novel of the same name, gets an official trailer.

The Power, the newest television series from Prime Video, has its first official trailer. The series was developed by Raelle Tucker, Naomi Alderman, and Sarah Quintrell from Alderman’s novel of the same name. It stars Hereditary‘s Toni Collette, Moana‘s Auliʻi Cravalho, and The Menu‘s John Leguizamo as the Cleary-Lopex family with an ensemble cast that includes Josh Charles, Eddie Marsan, Rob Delaney, and Alice Eve.

Today, Prime Video unveiled the official trailer for The Power.


The trailer opens on an ominous note when Leguizamo’s character is driving his daughter to work and is shocked by the radio, revealing that multiple electronic devices have malfunctioned around her. It turns out that she is just one of hundreds and thousands of teenage girls who are developing electrokinesis, and the trailer pursues how the world changes as these powers begin to manifest around the globe.

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The Power is Part Superhero, Part Stephen King

Auli'i Cravalho Holding Onto a Pole in The Power

At first glance, The Power looks like another superhero show akin to Ms. Marvel or DC’s Stargirl. In fact, it uses many of the tropes of that genre, including a group of people with similar powers finding one another to form an alliance. The power developed by these girls also changes their status in society both for better and for worse, much like the mutations in the X-Men franchise.

However, as the trailer reminds viewers, “power corrupts.” The trailer takes a very dark turn when it begins exploring more unsavory ways girls might be able to harness these new powers. There are also more cultlike gatherings that feel like something ripped straight out of the Showtime supernatural survival series Yellowjackets.

At its core, The Power seems to be centered around a metaphor that is prominent in both superhero stories and horror: puberty. These powers reflect the changes that every teenager goes through that alter both how they interact with the world and how they feel about themselves. From Spider-Man to Stephen King’s Carrie, this metaphor has been used to fuel a variety of stories with consequences both good and bad, just like real life.

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