US network Starz seems keen to cover all the genre bases with their latest show; The Rook, produced by Lionsgate and Liberty Global, is a spy thriller with a supernatural twist.
The show is being executive produced by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and Stephen Garrett, with Garrett also serving as the showrunner. We don’t have long to wait either, with The Rook set to air in the US at the start of 2018.
The Rook is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Daniel O’Malley. It follows a young woman who wakes up in a London park, suffering amnesia and surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves. She slowly begins to uncover her past as the head of Britain’s supernatural secret service while being stalked by paranormal enemies.
Starz President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht said: “A high-end series aimed right at the sweet spot of our audience, The Rook is a great addition to a Starz slate loaded with the most exciting new and returning series offered by any platform anywhere.
“We are thrilled to add the talents of Stephen Garrett and Stephenie Meyer to our creative family and forge our partnership with the Lionsgate Television Group and Liberty Global. The Rook is instantly addictive from the very first scene and introduces what we believe will be one of the most fascinating and thrilling female protagonists on television.”
“Stephenie is one of the world’s great creative talents, and Stephen has an incredible track record in bringing remarkable stories to the screen,” added Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs and President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution Jim Packer. “The Rook is a major premium property driven by an amazing creative team, and it’s not only a terrific addition to the Starz platform but the perfect series to launch a content alliance with our friends at Liberty Global.”
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