Supernatural spy thriller The Rook is heading to Virgin TV this July.
The Lionsgate/Starz original series, produced in association with Virgin Media, stars Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck, Red Sparrow), Adrian Lester (Hustle), Emma Greenwell (The Path, Shameless) and Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, The Predator).
It tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up beside Millennium Bridge with no memory and no way to explain the circle of dead bodies surrounding her. The only clue to her past is a letter in her pocket, the first of several she planted for herself aware her memory would be wiped. As Myfanwy discovers more about who she is and her position as 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 she is involved in.
The underlying chess game motif within the Checquy sees everyone vying for the top spot, with Joely Richardson as the King, Adrian Lester as Queen and Emma Greenwell as the Rook. Tasked with protecting those with supernatural powers, Myfanwy uncovers the truth about her own abilities and the extent of her powers that have long lain dormant. As she unearths secrets from her former life, she’ll be faced with a choice – revert to her past self, or seize the opportunity for a new beginning.
The eight-episode drama is based on Daniel O’Malley’s novel of the same name, adapted and co-produced by Sam Holcroft and Al Blyth. The Rook will premiere on Virgin TV Ultra HD at 10pm on Monday 1st July. It is available to TV customers with a Full House, VIP or the new Bigger and Ultimate Oomph bundles and a V6 box. New episodes of The Rook will premiere every Monday and will be available on-demand.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media says: “The Rook is an incredible addition to our UHD content offering. It’s full of drama and edge of your seat moments, and delivers plenty of suspense. The balance of supernatural within a real life setting creates a gripping storyline, and the star studded line up is one not to be missed.”