Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn stars in the new supernatural thriller
The new series will premier this summer on Starz. It’s the latest geek series joining ‘American Gods’, ‘Now Apocalypse’ and ‘Outlander’ that will carve it’s only fanbase with a bend of supernatural and spy ‘whodunit’.
The series follows Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell) who wakes up on London’s Millennium Bridge in the rain with no memory of who she is or WHY she has latex gloved bodies all around her. When she learns that she’s a high-ranking official in Checquy, Britain’s secret service for people with paranormal abilities. It will take all her skills to navigate friend or foe at the agency as she searched to learn who her memory was wiped and who’s after her.
Emma Greenwell, “The Rook’s” star-studded cast also includes Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck,” Red Sparrow), Olivia Munn (“The Newsroom,” The Predator), Adrian Lester (The Day After Tomorrow, “Riviera”), Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, “Moone Boy”), Catherine Steadman (About Time, “Downton Abbey”), Jon Fletcher (“Genius,” “The Messengers”), Shelley Conn (“The Lottery,” How Do You Know), and James D’Arcy (“Agent Carter,” Dunkirk). Visit “The Rook’s” official Facebook Page, and follow @TheRookSTARZ on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #TheRook and #STARZ.
“The Rook” is produced by Lionsgate and Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK). It is adapted and co-produced by Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel, and drawn from Daniel O’Malley’s novel. Showrunner duo Lisa Zwerling (“Betrayal,” “FlashForward,” “ER”) and Karyn Usher (“Bones,” “Prison Break,” “Backstrom”) serve as executive producers via their Carpool Entertainment production company, alongside Stephen Garrett (“The Night Manager,” “Hunted”) who executive produces under his Character 7 banner. Liberty Global will simultaneously exclusively premiere the series on demand through certain of its European cable TV platforms, while Liberty Latin America will do the same in its markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lionsgate holds worldwide rights to “The Rook” and is actively licensing the series to international buyers.