After writing the books that spawned one of the most popular film franchises of all time, “Twilight” creator, Stephanie Meyer, is now looking to bring her voice to the small screen.

Announced this afternoon, Starz has officially put in a straight-to-series order for “The Rook,” which will be executive produced by Meyer with Stephen Garrett signed on as showrunner. “The Rook” focuses on a young woman who wakes up in a London park with amnesia – surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves – and is quickly pursued by mysterious paranormal adversaries, while simultaneously forced to grapple with her own extraordinary abilities. It is adapted and co-produced by

Based on Daniel O’Malley’s novel of the same name, “The Rook” is adapted and co-produced by Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel. In addition to Meyer, Garrett and Meghan Hibbett will also serve as executive producers on the supernatural series.

“A high-end series aimed right at the sweet spot of our audience,’The Rook’ is a great addition to a Starz slate loaded with the most exciting new and returning series offered by any platform anywhere,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said. “We are thrilled to add the talents of Stephen Garrett and Stephenie Meyer to our creative family and forge our partnership with the Lionsgate Television Group and Liberty Global. The Rook is instantly addictive from the very first scene and introduces what we believe will be one of the most fascinating and thrilling female protagonists on television.”

“The Rook” is set to premiere sometime in 2018 on Starz. Make sure to check in for more updates from the TCAs throughout the rest of this week.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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