Fans of Stephenie Meyer are sparkling with joy like her Twilight vampires with news that the YA author will executive-produce The Rook, a new paranormal TV series for Lionsgate and Starz.
Adapted from the 2012 supernatural spy thriller of the same name by Australian author Daniel O'Malley, the story chronicles the adventures of a mysterious woman named Myfanwy Thomas who awakens on a London park bench and later discovers she's an agent for an underground organization that fights off otherworldy threats to Great Britain. Meyer will share producing duties with showrunner Stephen Garrett (The Night Manager).
Here's the official description:
Based on the urban fantasy novel by Daniel O’Malley, “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.
If this all has a deafeningly familiar ring to it, you'd be correct, as it sounds like a mashup of Kinsgsman: The Secret Service with Hellboy and a bit of Men in Black, with a feisty female lead investigating freaky occurrences.
“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,” said Starz chief Chris Albrecht. “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.”
Starz is hoping to premiere The Rook sometime next year. No director or casting choices have been revealed yet.
Have you read The Rook and are you fans of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling fantasy books?