Lionsgate and Liberty global are partnering to produce a new supernatural series from Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer for Starz.
The Rook follows ‘a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own.’
The series will air on the STARZ platform in the U.S. beginning next year. At the same time, Liberty Global will feature the series exclusively on demand across its footprint in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Lionsgate will distribute the series worldwide.
Starz has announced the premiere date and the basic premise for season two of Steven Soderberg’s The Girlfriend Experience.
TGE will have two separate arcs in season two – set in Washington DC as 2018 mid-term elections approach, and in New Mexico where a woman who has entered the Witness Protection Program finds herself unable to maintain the low profile required by the WPP and… consequences.
The girlfriend Experience: Season Two will premiere on Sunday, November 5th (9/8C).
The first season finale of American Gods (Starz, Sundays, 9/8C) is the kind of flourish that has been set up from the opening moments of the series premiere when we learned how Odin became aware of the New World.
There are key moments for virtually every key character and several plot arcs converge in unexpected ways. It is a towering achievement television.
American Gods – the elegantly odd series based on Neil Gaiman’s epic war-of-the-gods novel – has been renewed for a second season.
The series (and the novel) follows ex-con Shadow Moon and the mysterious Mr. Wednesday on a road trip across America to recruit old gods (Czernobog, Biquilz, Anubis) from many mythologies to his side for a war against encroaching modern gods (Media, Technical Boy).
Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods takes all manner of clichés and bends them and twists them until they emerge all shiny and new. It’s a new mythology; it’s a road trip; it’s a mismatched buddy movie, and more. And it’s absolutely brilliant.
Bryan Fuller has produced legendary TV like Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and Hannibal – all absolutely brilliant. Michael Green, with whom he created TV’s take on American Gods (Starz, Sundays, 9/8C), has had equally wonderful shows – like Jack & Bobby, Everwood, Kings and The River.
Based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, Starz’ The White Princess opens three days after the events of The White Queen, ‘as a new generation ascends to the throne in a tale of power, political divides, family, love, and betrayal.’
The network has released the taglines for the show’s first two episodes. The White Princess premieres on Sunday, April 16th (8/7C). .