Airdate: The Rook

UK drama The Rook, based on the novel of the same name by Australian author Daniel O’Malley, is coming to Stan in July.

This stars Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Olivia Munn, Adrian Lester, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, Jon Fletcher, Shelley Conn and James D’Arcy.

The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell), a woman who 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 Myfanwy 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.

Kari Skogland directed the premiere episode.

The Rook is produced by Lionsgate and Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK) and is adapted and co-produced by Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel, drawn from Daniel O’Malley’s novel. Lisa Zwerling (Betrayal, FlashForward, ER) and Karyn Usher (Bones, Prison Break, Backstrom) will serve as executive producers via their Carpool Entertainment production company, alongside Stephen Garrett (The Night Manager, Hunted) who also serves as executive producer under his Character 7 banner.

Monday July 1 on Stan.


  1. seantheaussie

    Going by the trailer that I watched previously, I recommend people read the book rather than watch the show. The book is The Princess Bride level hilarious, which is at least half of the fun, and the trailer doesn’t try for any humour at all.

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