Friday, July 28, 2017

Starz Gives Series Order to Drama 'The Rook' from Stephenie Meyer and Stephen Garrett

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Starz handed out a straight-to-series order to drama The Rook executive produced by Twilight's Stephenie Meyer and The Night Manager's Stephen Garrett.

Based on the novel by Daniel O'Malley, the drama centers on a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own. After waking in a park with total amnesia - and surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves - she must fight to uncover her past, and resume her position at the head of Britain's most secret (supernatural) service before the traitors who stole her memory can finish what they started.

Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel developed the series, with Garrett serving as showrunner for the first season. They executive produce with Meyer and Meghan Hibbett. Lionsgate Television and Liberty Global produce.

"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," said Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz. "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."