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Starz Orders Supernatural Drama ‘The Rook’

Number of Episodes Ordered Not Confirmed

Starz has given a series order to the drama thriller “The Rook” from “Twilight” saga author Stephanie Meyer, Lionsgate and Liberty Global. Based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley, “The Rook” will follow a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering amnesia and surrounded by bodies, all wearing latex gloves. As she attempts to uncover her past and her role as head of Britain’s supernatural secret service, she discovers she has peculiar abilities, all while being pursued by paranormal adversaries.

Screenwriters Sam Holcroft (“Rules for Living”) and Al Muriel (“Precious & Rich”) will adapt the series, which is based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley.

“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 Starz CEO Albrecht. “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.”

The drama, which does not have a confirmed episode order, is the first to be produced by Lionsgate for Starz since the studio acquired the pay cable company.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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