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Q&A with: Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Olivia Munn, Lisa Zwerling, Karyn Usher & Stephen Garrett
Moderated By: Laura Prudon (Deputy Entertainment Manager, IGN)
Presented In Partnership with Liberty Global
STARZ Original Series The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory - and why she is a target. As Myfanwy unearths more of her troubled past and learns the truth about her own abilities, she discovers that no one in her life is quite as they seem. Myfanwy will be faced with a choice – return to the difficult life she has always known, or seize this opportunity for a new beginning.
Lisa Zwerling got her start on the NBC series ER and went on to write and produce Flashforward and Betrayal for ABC as well as create Weekends at Bellevue and Midnight Sun NBC. She met Karyn Usher on her first writing job and together they founded Carpool Entertainment where they’ve developed a variety of projects at AMC, HBO, SHOWTIME, HULU and STARZ.
Karyn Usher is a writer and producer who was a seminal force on an array of iconic dramas including Prison Break, Bones, and Backstorm and created Rogue and Delirium for FOX. She and Lisa Zwerling formed their Carpool Entertainment banner to develop series for premium cable and streaming and have multiple projects in active development.
From 2016 to 2018, Emma Greenwell starred opposite Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy on all three seasons of Hulu’s The Path. In June 2016, Greenwell appeared opposite Kate Beckinsale in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship. In 2012, Greenwell booked her first role of Mandy Milkovich on Shameless, where she recurred over five seasons between 2012 and 2016. Emma Greenwell’s other television credits include guest roles on True Blood and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her film credits include Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dare to Be Wild, and Holy Ghost People, which premiered at SXSW Festival.
Esteemed British actress Joely Richardson is well known for her diverse roles across film and television. Joely received acclaim for her role in FX hit series Nip/Tuck and earned multiple Golden Globe® Award nominations for her portrayal of Julia McNamara from 2003 to 2010. Her other television credits include Showtime/BBC series The Tudors, 2017’s Emerald City. Joely has been featured in over 40 films, notably The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 101 Dalmatians and Red Sparrow. Last year, Joely starred in The Aspern Papers and will soon star in the sci-fi horror film Color out of Space. In 2019, Joely is set to appear in the lead cast of Starz series The Rook, the highly-anticipated supernatural spy thriller set in London, alongside Emma Greenwell and Olivia Dunn.
Olivia Munn recently starred in 20th Century Fox’s The Predator opposite Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown. She also starred in the critically acclaimed second season of the history series Six. Munn was also seen voicing the role of Koko in The LEGO Ninjago Movie. In 2016, she starred in Office Christmas Party alongside Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Universal's Ride Along 2. From 2012 to 2014, Munn starred as Sloan Sabbith on Aaron Sorkin’s hit HBO drama The Newsroom. Munn was recognized as the 2014 Breakthrough Actress winner at Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards.
Stephen Garrett's an accomplished Emmy® nominated producer with an eye for pedigree material. In 2016 Garrett formed his production company Character 7 for high-end television and film resonating with expanding global audiences. The first venture “The Night Manager ” received 12 Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Limited Series. Upcoming: “The Rook ” which Garrett developed from the novel on which it is based since its first acquisition serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner alongside Carpool Entertainment’s Lisa Zwerling and Karyn Usher; also he’s Executive Producer on “The Undoing ” reuniting Garrett with Bier who's directing the series written by David E.Kelly
Laura Prudom is IGN's Deputy Entertainment Manager. In addition to spearheading all broadcast, cable, and streaming TV coverage for the global entertainment brand, she oversees the multiplatform editorial content strategy for IGN's entertainment team. She previously served as Mashable's TV Editor and the TV News Editor at Variety, and is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.
Lisa Zwerling, Karyn Usher
Lisa Zwerling, Karyn Usher, Stephen Garrett
Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Olivia Munn, Adrian Lester, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, & Jon Fletcher