Eddie Marsan joins Leslie Mann in Amazon's 'The Power'

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (PTI) British actor Eddie Marsan has boarded the cast of Amazon Studios' upcoming thriller series 'The Power'.

Actor Leslie Mann is headlining the show which is based on the international best-selling novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman.

Reed Morano of the 'The Handmaid's Tale' fame will direct and executive produce the series that is set in a world where all teenage girls across the globe suddenly develop the power to electrocute people at will.

They soon learn they can awaken the power in older women as well, and soon enough every woman in the world can do it. And then everything is different.

Mann, 47, will portray Margot Cleary-Lopez, the mayor of Seattle and a rising star in the political world.

Marsan, 51, will essay the role of Bernie Monke, North London crime boss, whose daughter Roxy revels in her new abilities, reported Deadline.

The actor is best known for featuring in movies such as 'V for Vendetta', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Hobbs & Shaw' and 'Deadpool 2'.

Alderman is adapting her novel and will also serve as executive producer.

She is working with an all-women writers room that includes co-exec producer Claire Wilson, Sarah Quintrell, Whit Anderson, Stacy Osei-Kuffour and novelist Rebecca Levine.

'The Power' is produced by Sister Pictures. PTI RB RB