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The Rook 

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This London-set series centers on a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own.
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Series cast summary:
Emma Greenwell ...  Myfanwy Thomas 8 episodes, 2019
Joely Richardson ...  Lady Farrier 8 episodes, 2019
Jon Fletcher ...  Alex Gestalt / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Ronan Raftery ...  Robert Gestalt 8 episodes, 2019
Catherine Steadman ...  Eliza Gestalt 8 episodes, 2019
Adrian Lester ...  Conrad Grantchester 8 episodes, 2019
Olivia Munn ...  Monica Reed 8 episodes, 2019
Ruth Madeley ...  Ingrid Woodhouse 8 episodes, 2019
Gina McKee ...  Jennifer Birch 7 episodes, 2019
Tamsin Topolski ...  Bronwyn 6 episodes, 2019
Barry Atsma ...  Peter van Syoc 5 episodes, 2019
Shelley Conn ...  Danielle Wulff 4 episodes, 2019
Howard Corlett ...  Trevor Birch 4 episodes, 2019
Michael Karim ...  Nazim 4 episodes, 2019
Michael McElhatton ...  Lorik 4 episodes, 2019
Yohanna Ephrem Yohanna Ephrem ...  Jasmine Motha 3 episodes, 2019
Nikolaos Brahimllari ...  Zef 3 episodes, 2019
Luke Roberts ...  Marcus Kevler 3 episodes, 2019
James D'Arcy ...  Andrew Bristol 2 episodes, 2019
Eleanor Matsuura ...  Claudia Clifton 2 episodes, 2019
Simon Bubb ...  Kyle Miller 2 episodes, 2019
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ...  Gordon 2 episodes, 2019
Aidan O'Callaghan ...  Apex Analyst / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Thyx Michael Thyx ...  Geoffrey 2 episodes, 2019
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The London-set series centers on a young woman pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries while grappling with extraordinary abilities of her own. After waking in a park with total amnesia surrounded by dead bodies, she must fight to uncover her past, and resume her position at the head of Britain's most secret (supernatural) service before the traitors who stole her memory can finish what they started.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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The Lawnmower Man revisited
16 July 2019 | by thom-gillespieSee all my reviews

Stephen King's The Lawnmower Man was purchased for the title and the story was deep sixed. The Rook is similar to anyone how has read the book, which is magnificent. The book is totally Myfanwy's story and the TV show seems like they wanted the book title but not the book, which would have required the team from Stranger Things to do it justice and scare the pants off anyone watching which it would have. This is sort like watching MI-5 with some super powers thrown in. I can't say I dislike the show but knowing the book does get in the way. I will watch the TV show simply because it is not even close to the book other than the title so I just view it as a Procedural, but anyone watching the show good luck figuring out the 'Blonds' and no they are not the Children of the damned all grown up.

Watchable but the week by week drip does not help. This needs to be seen in one long weekend.


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