The new supernatural thriller, “The Rook”, co-produced by Liberty Global and Lionsgate, will premiere in Europe and the United States on June 30th.
The series, starring Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn, will be shown exclusively to customers of Liberty Global’s European operations in the UK (Virgin Media), The Netherlands (Vodafone Ziggo), Belgium (Telenet) and Switzerland (UPC Switzerland), as well as to customers in some of Liberty Latin America’s markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
It will also be available on Starz in the US and Canada, and on the STARZPLAY platform in Germany and Spain. Lionsgate holds worldwide rights to “The Rook” and is actively licensing the series to international buyers.
In addition to the premiere date announcement, Starz also released “The Rook” key art featuring Emma Greenwell (“The Path,” “Shameless”), who stars as ‘Myfanwy Thomas.’ The tagline, “Awaken the Power Within,” teases Myfanwy’s quest to uncover her expunged past and her mysterious journey that lies ahead this season.
About The Rook
“The Rook” is a supernatural spy thriller, which tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory – and why she is a target.
In addition to 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).
“The Rook” is produced by Liberty Global and Lionsgate. 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.
For more information on “The Rook,” as well as access to press materials and show assets, please visit the STARZ Media Room, which is compatible with iPad devices: https://mediaroom.starz.com.