The series “The Rook” was created based on the Australian science fiction writer Daniel O’Malley. The same name novel, released on January 11, 2012, was the author’s debut work. The book was a phenomenal success. The result is a film adaptation that revived the main characters…
Genre – supernatural spy thriller.
The premiere of the season 1 took place on June 30, 2019.
When will the “The Rook Season 2” be released?
“The Rook” project brought together the best of the best from all areas: incredible showrunners, great directors, a talented actors and an absolutely fresh story. All in the best traditions of the spy thriller. Unfortunately, creative differences led the project to a standstill. In March 2020, Starz, broadcasting the show, officially announced that the new season of “The Rook” would not be released, the project is closed.
London. Night. From the blows of cold raindrops, the main character wakes up. She lies on the asphalt surrounded by several bodies, each of which is wearing white medical gloves. In memory – emptiness. What’s happening? Need to run! The girl sees in the hands of a note from… herself. It has a few words with advice – to hide in a safe place…
The main character settles in the hotel and finds another note in her pocket. Now it becomes clear that someone from the environment has betrayed her. The one she knows. But the girl has a choice: to start a life over again, with a new name, or to remember everything and get back to herself, at the same time finding out who and why erased her memory.
After the discovery of the video, the girl finds out her name – Myfanwy Thomas. She works for the government, in British intelligence. Her task is to recruit people with abilities. An organization called Checquy has 8 employees, and all of them are named after chess pieces. Myfanwy is Rook. But her work is not a chess game. Everything is serious here. And at stake can stand the life of anyone.
Despite his abilities, Myfanwy Thomas is vulnerable. After all, the main enemy is the one she trusts. The girl knows that one day her memory will be erased. But who will do it? And what is its purpose? In the new season, Myfanwy will again work on the verge of its capabilities. Product in the form of people with supernormal does not become less. They find them, recruit, kidnap, sell, smuggle. Someone needs to be found earlier than others. After all, someone is waiting for her help…
- Myfanwy Thomas – chess piece is Rook; the girl works for the government, in the management of the support of the Secret Intelligence Service; her main task is to recruit people with special abilities; Myfanwy – a person with exceptional abnormal abilities; the organization is called Checquy; its colleagues have been given the names of chess pieces; Myfanwy must constantly take pills in order to calm down and not harm others – Emma Greenwell.
- Linda Farrier – chess piece is the King; the boss and mentor Myfanwy; the woman has a strict character, she is extremely disciplined and intelligent; most of all the rest takes care of Myfanwy – Joely Richardson.
- Conrad Grantchester – chess piece is the Queen; chief assistant of Linda Farrier; able to change the air; easily pulls the truth out of a man – Adrian Lester.
- Ingrid Woodhouse – chess piece is Pawn; for Myfanwy, she is considered a secret weapon, but when she can be used is still unknown to her; Ingrid performs her duties perfectly, they can always rely on her – Ruth Madeley.
- Monica Reed – a BVA agent, one of the first is on the spot where eight people were killed near the Millennium Bridge; specially arrived from the United States to solve the case; after identifying the dead, she found out that one of them was an employee of her agency – Olivia Munn.
- One of the producers of the series was the famous American writer, screenwriter and producer Stephenie Meyer. She is the creator of the world-famous work “Twilight”, the number of books sold which amounted to more than 85 million copies. Novels have been translated into 37 languages. Because of the difference in creative visions when creating the series “The Rook”, Stephenie Meyer occupied the production chair only the first 2 episodes. Then the woman left the project.
- Filming took place in London (UK).
- One of the memorable work of the actress Emma Greenwell was the role in the TV series “Shameless“, which received a huge number of awards.
- Stephen Garrett acted as executive producer of the series “The Rook”. The audience knows him for his work “The Night Manager”, “Law & Order: UK”, etc. No one doubted that if such a high-class specialist as Stephen Garrett takes on the case, then the project will turn out to be of high quality and exciting.
- The director of the series was Kari Skogland, who more than once in her interviews said that being a woman director is very difficult. And not because there are none, the main reason is that for a woman the way to the director’s chair is closed. Talent Kari no limit. Her beautiful and world-famous works speak about this: “The Handmaid’s Tale“, “NOS4A2“, “The Punisher“, “House of Cards“, “The Walking Dead“, “Fear the Walking Dead“, “Vikings” and a lot others.
- In 2012, the novel “The Rook” by writer Daniel O’Malley won the Australian Aurealis Award for the best science fiction piece.
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