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[07/20/18 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 20
Updates include: Monica Owusu-Breen to spearhead "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" reboot; Samantha Morton cast as Alpha in AMC's "The Walking Dead"; and Katheryn Winnick among latest cast in Netflix's "Wu Assassins."

[06/01/18 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 1
Updates include: Paramount Network permanently shelves "Heathers"; Bravo cancels "Imposters" after two seasons; and Canadian broadcaster Bell Media picks up former NBC pilot "LA's Finest."

[05/08/18 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 8 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Emma Greenwell to star in Starz's "The Rook"; AwesomenessTV lands "Light as a Feather" at Hulu; and John Krasinski/Aaron Sorkin's Chateau Marmont mini-series back on track at HBO.

[07/28/17 - 02:30 PM]
Lionsgate and Liberty Global Partner on Supernatural Spy Thriller "The Rook" for Premium Pay Platform Starz
The project was previously in development at Hulu in 2015.

[11/10/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 10
Updates include: Jeffrey Dean Morgan casts as Negan on "The Walking Dead"; Stephenie Meyer to adapt "The Rook" for Hulu; and Laura Dern eyes return to HBO.







ROOK, THE (STARZ)
Premieres in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, July 2017) Starz President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today that STARZ has picked up the supernatural spy thriller The Rook, produced by a ground-breaking partnership between global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK), the world's largest international TV and broadband company. The Rook is a premium series executive produced by Twilight Saga creator Stephenie Meyer, with industry icon Stephen Garrett serving as showrunning Executive Producer. The announcement was part of Starz's presentation to the Television Critics Association (TCA). The series will air on the STARZ platform in the U.S. beginning next year. At the same time, Liberty Global will feature the series exclusively on demand across its footprint in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Lionsgate will distribute the series worldwide. A riveting supernatural thriller about a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own, The Rook is executive produced by Ms. Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Lionsgate's upcoming Down A Dark Hall, Austenland and The Host) and producing partner Meghan Hibbett under their Fickle Fish production banner.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrian Lester as Conrad Grantchester
· Catherine Steadman as Eliza Gestalt
· Emma Greenwell as Myfanwy Thomas
· James D'Arcy as Andrew Bristol
· Joely Richardson as Lady Farrier
· Jon Fletcher as Teddy Gestalt
· Olivia Munn as Monica Reed
· Ronan Raftery as Robert Gestalt
· Shelley Conn as Danielle Wulff
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Muriel as CRTR/CO-PROD
· Daniel O'Malley as BOOK
· Kari Skogland as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Karyn Usher as EP
· Karyn Usher as EP
· Lisa Zwerling as EP
· Meghan Hibbett as EP
· Sam Holcroft as CRTR/CO-PROD
· Stephen Garrett as EP
· Stephenie Meyer as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Character 7
· Fickle Fish
· Liberty Global
· Lionsgate Television