Onesumore: Benedict Cumberbatch Netflix Movie ‘The Power of the Dog’: What We Know So Far

In his onscreen role in a Netflix Original, Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the screenplay adaptation of The power of the dog. Filming wrapped up in the summer of 2020 and more cast members have been announced. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about the drama, including the plot, cast, trailers, and Netflix release date.

The power of the dog is an upcoming Netflix Original drama based on the screenplay written by director Jane Campion. The Campion screenplay is an adaptation of the 1967 novel of the same name by novelist Thomas Savage. Behind the production of the original are BBC Films, Bright Star and See-Saw Films.


What is the Netflix release date?

Filming has long been over, so it’s only a matter of time before the release date is finally revealed. Without the delay in production, we might have already seen the drama happen.

We are waiting now The power of the dog to be released in the second or third quarter of 2021.

Will The power of the dog be available to broadcast in my area?

The only region whose liberation we question is the UK. With BBC Films listed as part of production, there is every chance that The power of the dog will not be allowed in the UK. It is more than likely that the film could be shown on BBC One and then available to stream on BBC iPlayer before finally making it to Netflix.

This is similar to how other Netflix and BBC co-productions work like Dracula and Spirit of adventure.

As for the rest of the world, The power of the dog should be released in your region Netflix.


What is the plot of The power of the dog?

The synopsis for The power of the dog was provided by Netflix:

Two brothers who own a large ranch in Montana clash when one of them gets married.

The story is based on the plot of the novel of the same name by author Thomas Savage and could certainly be one of the darkest dramas in the original lineup. Elements of the story contain bullying, misogyny, and homosexuality in 1920s Montana.


Who are the actors?

Once filming began, we learned more about the casting of The power of the dog:

Role Cast member Where have I seen / heard them before?
Phil burbank Benedict Cumberbatch The imitation game | Doctor Strange | Star Trek Into Darkness
Pink Kirsten dunst Spider-Man | Melancholia | Interview with the vampire
George burbank Jesse plemons The Irishman | Breaking Bad | Game night
Lola Thomasin McKenzie Leave no trace | Jojo Rabbit | The king
To fart Kodi Smit-McPhee Let me in | Slow West | X-Men: Apocalypse
Governor Edward Keith Carradine Nashville | Cowboys and Aliens | Dead wood
Edward Adam Beach Flags of our fathers | Windtakers | Suicide Squad
Bill Karl Willetts Slow West | Evil Dead | Being Eve
Libby Tatum Warren-Ngata Toke | Ahikaroa
TBA Frances conroy Joker | Six feet underground | Shelter
TBA Peter Carroll Sleeping Beauty | Crazy Rich Asians | Happy feet

Before the casting of Kirsten Dunst, actress Elisabeth Moss was cast as Rose but due to scheduling conflicts she had to withdraw from the project. Moss is best known for her role as June Osborne,

Another replacement was Paul Dano who had previously been chosen as George Burbank. Despite his best efforts, his scheduling conflicts forced him to withdraw from The power of the dog and was replaced by Jesse Plemons.

The power of the dog will be the first onscreen lead role in a Netflix Original for actor Benedict Cumberbatch. He previously starred in a Netflix Original when he lent his voice to Mowgli’s production as Shere Khan the Tiger.


When did filming start The power of the dog?

Principal photography started on January 10, 2020 but due to the global pandemic production was delayed for a few months. Filming resumed on June 22 and finally ended on July 15.

All filming took place in New Zealand in the southern Otago region, in the city of Dunedin.


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