News News TV | Written by Laura Potier 31/05/2022

Leslie Mann And Tim Robbins Exit THE POWER

Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins have exited Amazon Studios' thriller drama series The Power, Deadline reports. Both roles are due to be recast and scenes reshot.

The Power is adapted by Naomi Alderman from her 2016 feminist sci-fi novel of the same name, in which one day, all teenage girls develop the power to electrocute others. It's hereditary and comes without warning, and The Power tracks the ways in which society – identical to our own save for this one twist of nature – changes and adapts to this reversal of the global power balance.

The 10-episode series will be helmed by director Reed Morano, who directed the pilot episode for The Handmaid's Tale. Mann had been cast as the series lead Margot Clearly-Lopez, while Robbins took over from Rainn Wilson as the male lead Daniel Dandon. The actors' exits are being attributed to pandemic-caused delays in production.

The series boasts an expansive and international cast, amongst whom are Alice Eve, John Leguizamo, Auli'i Cravalho, Rob Delaney, Toheeb Jimoh, Nico Hiraga, Edwina Findley, Daniela Vega, Ria Zmitrowicz, Gerrison Machado, Pietra Castro, Halle Bush, Heather Agyepong, Zrinka Cvitesic, and many, many more.

Filming on The Power is scheduled to conclude in late August, so recasting of Mann and Robbins' roles is likely to be prompt. Stay tuned for more news as we get it!