Gerrison Machado has the power…
The Brazilian American actor has been cast in Amazon Prime Video’s The Power, a 10-part global thriller based on Naomi Alderman’s bestselling novel of the same name.
The project hails Chernobyl producer Sister and Emmy-winning The Handmaids Tale director Reed Morano.
Machado, who will be a series regular, joins a cast of newcomers that includes Rob Delaney, Alice Eve, Edwina Findley, Arichi Rush, Pietra Castro and Zrinka Cvitešić.
In The Power all teenage girls in the world suddenly develop the power to electrocute people at will. It’s hereditary, it’s inbuilt, and it can’t be taken away from them. The Power follows a cast of remarkable characters from London to Seattle, Nigeria to Moldova, as the Power evolves from a tingle in teenagers’ collarbones to a complete reversal of the power balance of the world.
In addition to Machado, Rush, Castro and Cvitešić join The Power cast as series regulars.
Delaney, Eve and Findley will recur as Tom, Kristen and Helen, respectively.
The newly added stars will act opposite Tim Robbins, Leslie Mann, John Leguizamo, Eddie Marson, Daniela Vega and Auli’i Cravalho.
Also joining the cast in recurring roles are Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Sam Buchanan, Juliet Cowan and Simbi Ajikawo (aka Little Simz.)