Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht has announced that the premium cabler is developing the supernatural spy thriller series “The Rook” with plans to collaborate on it with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer.
Based on Daniel O’Malley’s 2012 novel, the story follows a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering total amnesia and surrounded by dead bodies. She finds herself pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own and resuming her position at the head of Britain’s most secret (supernatural) service.
The series will air on the Starz platform in the U.S. beginning next year, Liberty Global will feature it exclusively on demand across its footprint in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Lionsgate will distribute the series worldwide.
Stephen Garrett will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Meyer and Meghan Hibbett. Lionsgate and Liberty Global will produce.