LOS ANGELES (Variety) – “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams will play a misfit on the run from a murderous gangster and the police in “Two Weeks to Live,” a new comedy series for Sky in the U.K.
Williams will star as Kim Noakes, who was a young girl when her father died in murky circumstances. Following his death, her mother whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques.
As Kim sets out into the real world on a secret mission to honor her father’s memory, she meets socially awkward Nicky in his brother Dave’s pub. When a prank goes wrong, the three of them find all of their lives in danger.
Gaby Hull (“Cheat”) has written the six-part original series. It was commissioned by Zai Bennett, the pay-TV platform’s managing director for content, and comedy chief Jon Mountague. Kudos is producing.
Williams, who was Emmy-nominated for “,” 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.”
Filming gets underway later this year. The show bows on Sky in the U.K. and Ireland in 2020. “Two Weeks to Live” is a working title.