Who Plays The Voice In Amazon's The Power?

If you ever wanted to mix the superhuman element of "X-Men" with the shocking female tenacity of "Yellowjackets," then you are in luck. Amazon has the show for you. Based on Naomi Alderman's book of the same name, Amazon's "The Power" drops viewers into a speculative world where teenage girls all around the world develop the ability to shoot electricity from their hands. The series easily could have been a bland retreading of the Girl Power movement of the '90s, but just like its characters, "The Power" cannot be put in a box. Instead, the show takes care to tell a nuanced story with flawed people who explore this power and can even be corrupted by it.

Allie (Halle Bush), a teenager in the foster system, is one of these central figures whose newfound abilities are a confusing step. Not just because of her newfound ability, but because it comes with the added bonus of hearing a Voice that no one else can. The true motivation of The Voice is up for debate, which is why the casting of Adina Porter is perfect for it. The Voice's encouragement becomes more and more suspect as the series continues and the actor who has appeared in more than one iconic genre television series brings familiarity and danger to the role. With a wide variety of television roles, there's a chance that many viewers have seen Porter's impressive body of work.

Television has been kind to Adina Porter

Though you may not see her in her "The Power" role, Adina Porter's voice should be recognizable across most genres of television. She has appeared in Aaron Sorkin's endeavors such as "The Social Network" and "The Newsroom" while lending her name to the prolific world of sci-fi and fantasy. Throughout the tenure of The CW's dystopian drama "The 100," Porter played the integral role of Indra, a warrior of the formidable Trikru. But the actor is perhaps best known for her work in horror television. "True Blood" remains the pinnacle of vampire television from its outrageous campiness to its authentic performances. Porter was part of this legacy as Lettie Mae, Tara's (Rutina Wesley) alcoholic mother. As an actor raised in the theater, she was ever the consummate professional.

"When I first got the role, I remember getting the book, 'The Boy Named It,'" Porter told Bleep in 2016. "I wanted to get into the mindset of what rationalization these people gave themselves for being abusive to children. I read that to keep myself in that space." This trend continued with her work on "American Horror Story." Recurring throughout the show beside greats like Sarah Paulson, Porter's performance in the divisive "Cult" season earned her an Emmy nomination. Unlikely that the wide Ryan Murphy world of horror will end any time soon, she is a prime candidate to be pushed to the forefront of repeat actors.