Stephenie Meyer to executive produce The Rook

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When Twilight author Stephenie Meyer first announced a new supernatural TV series in the works called The Rook, some wondered if this might be related, somehow, to her enormously popular vampire and werewolf romances. Meyer will share producing duties with showrunner Stephen Garrett (The Night Manager). Until the Lionsgate-Starz acquisition at the end of a year ago, Starz was controlled by Liberty Media's John Malone, who's also a Lionsgate investor and sits on its board.

The Rook, which is based on the book by Daniel O'Malley, follows a young woman who is pursued by paranormal entities and is working to come to grips with her own abilities.

No word on casting yet, but Stephenie will co-executive produce.

Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht spoke about the show, stating, "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". Lionsgate will distribute the show in the rest of the world.

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The series, produced by Lionsgate in partnership with Liberty Global, is executive produced by Stephen Garrett alongside Meyer and Meghan Hibbett.

The series, which comes from Lionsgate and Liberty Global, will premiere on the cabler in 2018.

So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by corpses - all wearing latex gloves (and startled expressions). The woman is tracked down by sinister entities and must come to terms with the odd "abilities" she now possesses. She now has to uncover her past and resume her position at the head of England's secret supernatural service, before the turncoats who stole her memories try to finish what they started.

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