& # 39; And the other replies: & # 39; Because they could. & # 39; "- The Power, Naomi Alderman.
"Words can not express how fired I am to develop and direct the world of The Power in this new series with Amazon studios, Jane Featherstone and Naomi Alderman! THIS STORY IS CRAAAAAZY."
Both The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale and The power are speculative, post-apocalyptic pieces of fiction about women and their imagined positions in society. While Margaret Atwood & # 39; s Handmaid & # 39; s Tale provides for a doomed future for women in which they are dehumanized and forced into sexual service, since their sole purpose is to breed, The power Suggests that young women become the dominant sex after they have developed the ability to release electric shocks from their fingers. Men are suddenly scared of women and their power to electrocute at will, leaving the world back into matriarchy.
The power is influenced by Alderman's relationship with Atwood, and Atwood has described the novel as "exciting" and "shocking".
Alderman will serve as the writer and producer of the series, with the award-winning writer in a statement (via The bookseller):
"I love working with Jane Featherstone and Sister Pictures, Jane's track record, and her dedication to excellence in writing speaks for itself, and the deep understanding of Sister Pictures's book has made a huge impression. made to me. The power ask me if there is a sequel – there probably will not be another novel (probably), but there are certainly so many more stories to tell than what I had room for in the book. I can not wait to expand this story and bring electric women to TV screens around the world. "
The series is made by Sister Pictures, co-producers of ITVs Broadchurch.