Tim Robbins and Leslie Mann drop out of Amazon sci-fi drama The Power

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Tim Robbins and Leslie Mann drop out of Amazon sci-fi drama The Power
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Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins are unplugging from The Power.

The two actors have departed Amazon Studios' ambitious drama series based on Naomi Alderman's 2016 sci-fi novel, EW has confirmed. Both roles will be recast and reshot.

The 10-part series, which is finally in production after a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set in a world where teenage girls everywhere develop the power to electrocute people at will. The Power will feature characters and locations across the globe, including London, Seattle, Nigeria, and Moldova.

Mann boarded the project in October 2019. She was set to portray the leading role of Margot Cleary-Lopez, the mayor of Seattle who is described as being vital, charming, and incredibly smart. She's a wife and mother of three who finds that her power resides with strength instead of authority, and must grapple with the changes that her new political role will bring to her family.

Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins
Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins

Roy Rochlin/Getty; John Lamparski/WireImage Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins

Robbins was cast in January 2021 as male lead Daniel Dandon, the arrogant Republican governor of Washington who is constantly at odds with Cleary-Lopez. Robbins stepped into the role after Rainn Wilson became unavailable when the project was delayed because of the pandemic.

The Power will be directed by Emmy Award winner Reed Morano (The Handmaid's Tale) and boasts an all-female writers' room. It is being produced by Sister and executive-produced by Alderman.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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