The epic story of the cutthroat competition between the greatest inventors of the industrial age (Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse) over whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan (Matthew Macfadyen), Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), aided by Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), has seen fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Igniting a war of currents, Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.
Also stars also stars Katherine Waterston (Marguerite Westinghouse), Tom Holland (Samuel Insull) and Tuppence Middleton (Mary Edison).