When Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell) wakes up under London’s rainy sky, with no memory of who she is, and surrounded by dead bodies, more questions arise than can simply be answered. And from this intriguing start, the new STARZ Original Series, The Rook, follows the heroine’s journey to uncover her past while learning that she is a high ranking official in Britain’s secret service for people with paranormal abilities.
Audiences around the MENA region can enjoy watching the intriguing events of The Rook unfold weekly, thanks to STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, which will be adding every new episode to its platform the same day it airs in the US, for fans to watch anytime, anywhere.
The Rook masterfully blends the supernatural thriller and espionage genres, to keep audiences guessing where the next piece of the puzzle would fit within the bigger picture. And in addition to Emma Greenwell, whose credits include memorable roles in acclaimed shows like The Path and Shameless, The Rook’s star-studded cast also includes Joely Richardson, Olivia Munn, Adrian Lester, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, and James D’Arcy.
The Rook is adapted from Daniel O’Malley’s novel of the same name and is produced by Lionsgate and Liberty Global. Showrunner duo Lisa Zwerling (“Betrayal,” “FlashForward,” “ER”) and Karyn Usher (“Bones,” “Prison Break,” “Backstrom”) serve as executive producers, alongside Stephen Garrett (“The Night Manager,” “Hunted”) who executive produces under his Character 7 banner.
STARZPLAY (www.starzplay.com) is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and same-day-as-the-US series – plus dedicated Arabic and Bollywood content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan. The service carries thousands of premium titles including exclusive STARZ Original content such as Power, Outlander, Spartacus and The White Queen.
STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via most internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than three million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) are the lead investors along with media and technology investment firms including SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.