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The Rook - James D'Arcy & Shelley Conn to Recur in Starz Spy Thriller



Shelley Conn (Terra Nova, Heartbeat, The Lottery, Liar) and James D'Arcy (Agent Carter, Homeland) have joined the cast of Starz's upcoming spy thriller, The Rook, in recurring roles per Deadline. Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn star in the series. Based on the novel by Daniel O'Malley, the series is being adapted by Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel.

Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell), a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering total amnesia and pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries. Grappling with supernatural abilities of her own, she must fight to uncover her past and resume her position within Britain’s secret service, the Checquy, before the traitors who stole her memory can finish what they started.

Series debuts on Starz in 2019.

Conn will play Danielle Wulff, classified as a Chevalier within the hierarchy of the Checquy. Wuff is a high-level operative responsible for creating elaborate cover stories to obscure her agency’s role in shaping geopolitics. Her uncanny ability to synthesize huge amounts of data to control public perception will be tested as the agency’s secrecy comes increasingly under fire.

D’Arcy will portray Dr. Andrew Bristol, an agency operative in forced retirement who holds a key to Myfawny’s past.

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