is a British independent producer and distributor
headquartered in London, England.
Formed in 1995 by Justin Bodle (CEO), Power is the producer of feature films, TV movies and
big event drama series. Since early 2008 the company has grown into a global operation with field
offices established in Miami and Singapore.
Power's original dramas are available to 240 broadcasters, receiving a global viewership in the millions.
The company also acquires programming from a number of producers and distributors, including a longstanding
output deal with RHI Entertainment
Working in partnership with some of the world’s leading broadcasters and television talent, Power contributes
to a wide-range of drama productions. In 2007 NBC Universal announced the order of Crusoe (TV series),
a 13-part network TV series adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic novel .
The deal was the first for over 40 years in which a leading British producer would receive an order directly
from a US network. Production began on Crusoe in May 19, 2008.
This ambitious adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s masterpiece is a new prime time mini series for a 21st century audience. The drama explores the perils and challenges set in store for the world’s most famous castaway, who is left to survive on a deserted island with little more than his wits. Overcoming marauding militias, hungry cannibals, wild cats, starvation and apocalyptic lightning storms, Robinson dreams of the day he will be reunited with his beloved family.
This thirteen part series for NBC Universal has wrapped production in North Yorkshire's historic walled city of York
and is currently in production in Plettenberg Bay South Africa. With a cast boasting Sam Neil, Sean Bean, Anna Walton, Joaquim del Almeida and Philip Winchester as Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe is due to premier on NBC on Friday. October 17, 8/7c.
Timely yet terrifying, Flood is the action packed and award nominated depiction of London under siege by the elements in a cinematic event that predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high tide it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England’s East Coast and into the River Thames.
Overwhelming the Barrier, the city is pummeled by torrents of water putting millions of Londoners in fatal harm. Now, Top marine engineer, Rob, with the assistance of his father Leonard Morrison, rush to the aid of his ex-wife and Barrier expert, Sam, as they try to save a city on the brink of a watery annihilation.
This original, action-packed disaster feature, which was optioned, developed and produced entirely by Power, was brought to life with a raised production budget of $30 million without the aid of a US sale. Starring Jessalyn Gilsig and Robert Carlyle, Flood received a limited theatrical release in the UK in August 2007 before going to DVD and selling over 200,000 copies to date. A TV mini series has since been sold to more than 50 countries worldwide and the disaster series received its UK premiere on ITV in May 2008.
XIII: The Conspiracy
and Stephen Dorff
star in this two part mini series based on the 1984 Franco-Belgian cult comic book series.
When a wounded man is found suffering from amnesia, bearing a tattoo with the roman numerals ‘XIII’ on his neck his search for clues to his identity leads him to discover he is wanted for the assassination of US President, Sally Sheridan.
Written by David Wolkove and Philippe Lyon and directed by Duane Clark
(Cape Wrath, CSI), XIII: The Conspiracy receives its US premiere on NBC in Fall 2008.
, James Purefoy
, Mia Maestro
, Lisa Ray
and Rachelle Lefevre
star in the powerful story of how a corrupt government and deadly secrets culminate in a thrilling race against time. When a grieving mother loses her son to an illegal pharmaceutical trial her desperate want for revenge leads her to the G8 Summit with a vial of small pox infected blood.
The popular and classic children’s tale is revamped for a 21st Century audience in this two part mini series starring Bob Hoskins
. This dynamic retelling charts Gepetto's journey from grumpy old man to fulfilled father as he is dragged on a series of adventures by one of fiction’s most heart-warming characters.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (ITV)
Written by BAFTA winner Peter Berry
6) Mary Bryant boasts a cast of Emmy nominee Sam Neil
, Jurassic Park
), Jack Davenport
(Pirates of the Caribbean
) and rising star Romola Garai
). When crime, punishment, love and unparalleled heroism become inextricably linked in an 18th century Australian penal colony, Mary Bryant must Fight for the life of her children, her marriage and herself. This true saga of unsung courage and bravery is dramatically celebrated in this 4 part mini series.
From Australia’s best selling author, Bryce Courtenay
, comes Jessica, a heart-wrenching story of one woman’s remarkable fight for justice against enormous odds. Based on a true story, Power’s beautiful adaptation stars rising star Leeanna Walsman
(Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
) as Jessica and Sam Neil
, Jurassic Park
) as Runche, the ne’er do well lawyer assisting Jessica on her courageous and life affirming journey.
To The Ends of the Earth (BBC)
’s classic trilogy of novels paints the epic story of a journey from England to Australia where the stark divides of the 19th Century fall on the high seas. This masterfully adapted 3-part series takes us on board the confines of the ship where emotions run high as the freethinking radical, Mr. Prettiman (Sam Neil
), garners great influence over young Edmund Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch
in a way that will change his life forever.
The Virgin Queen (BBC)
With lavish and spectacular style the life of Elizabeth I (Anne-Marie Duff
, The Magdalene Sisters
) is stunningly depicted in this BBC
Co-produced 4 part series. As we enter Elizabeth’s reign, on the dawn of Mary’s death, we see her plunged into the harsh reality in her role as monarch. However, it is her oxymoronic vulnerability and steely resolve in defying her wiles and adversaries that see Elizabeth become television and history’s most beloved monarch.
With Ray Winstone
(Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
) taking the role of the tyrannical womaniser, Henry VIII (TV serial)
. This International Emmy award-winning TV mini series is an epic event that brings Henry’s dramatic private life to light. With an all-star cast of Helena Bonham Carter
(Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 film)
), David Suchet
) and Emilia Fox
(The Pianist (2002 film)
) this BBC
co-produced telling of Henry’s fascinating journey of self-destruction is as compelling as any work of fiction.
Based on true events, Colditz (miniseries)
depicts the journey of three officers whose capture in Nazi occupied Poland finds them transferred to the infamous, maximum-security prison Camp of Colditz. However, it is they’re heroic escape that founds their bond and cements their place in history. ITV's headline drama of the year, starring Sophia Myles
and Golden Globe nominee Damian Lewis
, provides a fresh take in this gripping wartime epic.
Based on Robert Harris
' best selling novel and starring Daniel Craig
, Archangel is a fast paced contemporary mystery, set amongst the frozen landscapes of deepest Russia. Archangel brings to the screen just about the most gripping four-day story of suspense drama that you could ever imagine.
Fast paced and edgy, the mini series alternates between the gripping love triangle involving the young Casanova (David Tennant
– Doctor Who
), Henriette and her husband, Griming (Rupert Penry-Jones
– Charlotte Gray
) and the swan song of the world’s most notorious lothario.
This powerful miniseries documents the politics and prejudice that leads up to the attempt to assassinate James I (Robert Carlyle
), the new appointed King of England and Scotland, by Guy Fawkes
. Co-produced by Box TV Productions
and Raging Star Films
for the BBC
, Gunpowder’s plot remains one of the most scandalous and remembered events in history.
Power is co-producing a collection of original mainstream suspense driven thrillers for the US channel Lifetime. Power Thrillers are two-hour movies made for television, each with a focal dynamic female lead. Titles include You Belong To Me, a spine chilling story of a woman desperate to break free from a man’s obsessive love; Mistaken, Summer House, Blind Trust starring Jessica Capshaw who battles to clear her name after she is accused of double murder: Legacy of Fear, starring Teri Polo as a police detective hunting the identity of a deadly serial killer who claimed the life of her mother some 30 years earlier; Selling Innocence starring Mimi Rogers, in which a young girl becomes entangled in an internet modelling scam with sinister consequences; the ultimate game of cat and mouse in Crimes of Passion with Dina Meyer and Deadly Isolation, which stars Sherilyn Fenn as a young widow hunted down by her late husband's murderous associates.
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From THR.com- NBC sets sail with 13-episode 'Crusoe'