Dystopian novel The Power to be adapted into a TV series

By Charlotte Whyatt - Fri 16th Dec 2016 News

Sister Pictures, the production company behind Broadchurch, have accquired the rights. 

Naomi Alderman’s critically acclaimed dystopian novel The Power is set to be adapted for television.

Published back in January, it’s set in a world where women suddenly acquire the ability to electrocute anyone they like and follows the viewpoints of four main characters, all of varying ages and nationalities, as they attempt to adapt to this sudden power shift.
 
Jane Featherstone, the producer behind wildly successful British crime drama Broadchurch, at Sister Pictures managed to acquire the rights to the show after a fierce auction between 11 different companies.

She’ll be serving as an executive producer on the project alongside Naomi de Pear and original author Naomi Alderman. Alderman will also be writing the show’s script with Sister Pictures’ Katie Carpenter.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Jane Featherstone and Sister Pictures," Alderman said in an interview with The Bookseller magazine. "I can't wait to expand this story - and bring electric women to TV screens around the world."

As of now, there is no official release date for The Power or confirmation of which channel it’ll be broadcast on.

This announcement comes after American streaming platform Hulu began work on a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley.

Source: Digital Spy