Maisie Williams, best known for playing Arya in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is set to star in the tentatively titled Sky original series Two Weeks to Live.
Two Weeks to Live (w/t), a six-part comedy series written by Gaby Hull (Cheat), tells a story of love and revenge after a seemingly harmless prank goes terribly wrong. It will follow Kim Noakes (Williams), a misfit whose father died in murky circumstances when she was a little girl, who was then whisked away by her mother to a remote rural locale, where they lead a life of seclusion and survival. Returning to the real world as an adult on a mission to honor her father, Kim enters a local pub and meets brothers Nicky and Dave, setting in motion a chaotic series of events.
Two Weeks to Live (w/t) will be produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine UK, with Endemol Shine International distributing. The series will begin filming later this year and will air on Sky One and the streaming service NOW TV in the U.K. and Ireland next year.
Williams said: “Looking forward to getting into something new, I think Two Weeks to Live has really great potential and I want to make something incredible with this wonderful team!”
Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky, said: “With Maisie Williams leading from the front, Two Weeks to Live (w/t) is to die for. Bold, British and very, very original, we can’t wait to wow audiences with even more great comedy.”
Phil Temple, executive producer for Kudos, added: “Working on this project has been a blast from day one. Gaby’s scripts are fresh, full of surprises and very, very funny. In Kim he has created a truly iconic character and it is a dream for us to have the unique and awesome Maisie Williams bringing her to life. Working with Gaby, Maisie and Sky is a privilege and everyone at Kudos can’t wait to get going!”