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The Rook

The Rook



Karyn Usher, Lisa Zwerling, Stephen Garrett

2018 - UK ⎮ Season 1 - 8x60' ⎮ World Premiere
8th April - 8PM 
Auditorium Lumière - Palais des Festivals of Cannes
In English with French & English subtitles
Ep. 1

Myfanwy Thomas wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When she discovers she is a high ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory - and why she is a target. As Myfanwy unearths more of her troubled past and learns the truth about her own abilities, she discovers that no one in her life is quite as they seem. She will be faced with a choice – return to the difficult life she has always known, or seize this opportunity for a new beginning.


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Karyn Usher & Lisa Zwerling

Karyn Usher is a writer and producer who was a seminal force on an array of iconic dramas including Prison Break, and Bones, and created Rogue for FOX. Lisa Zwerling got her start on the NBC series ER and went on to write and produce Flash Forward and Betrayal for ABC. Together they founded Carpool Entertainment where they have developed a variety of projects at AMC, HBO, Showtime, Hulu and STARZ.

The Rook

Photo Credit © 2018 STARZ Entertainement, LLC, Stefan Hill & Ed Miller

Created by 
Karyn Usher, Lisa Zwerling & Stephen Garrett 

Written by
Karyn Usher, Lisa Zwerling, Sam Holcroft, Al Muriel, Francesca Gardiner (drawn from the novel by Daniel O’Malley

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