Sky One Reveals “First Look” Image Of Maisie Williams In New Original Comedy ‘Two Weeks to Live’
After all those years getting stabby around Westeros, Maisie Williams turns to comedy as Sky releases the “first look” of the ‘Game Of Thrones’ actress in ‘Two Weeks to Live‘.
‘Two Weeks to Live’ tells a comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong… Created and written by Gaby Hull (‘Cheat’), the six-part series revolves around Kim Stokes (Williams), a strange young misfit who was just a little girl when her father died in murky circumstances. Following his death, her mother Tina whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques.
Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the real world for the first time to begin a secret mission of honouring her father’s memory. Meanwhile, socially awkward Nicky isn’t good at impressing girls, and when Kim walks into his and brother Jay’s local pub, it sets in motion a chaotic series of events that puts all their lives in danger. Who would have thought a few drinks and an ill-judged prank could go so violently wrong?
Tina arrives in search of Kim and the unlikely crew soon find themselves on the run from murderous gangsters and the police with a massive bag of stolen cash. But Kim is no ordinary fish out of water – she’s more like a great white shark who knows how to strip a Smith & Wesson SDVE pistol in 6 seconds flat and skin a deer to make a sleeping bag whilst perfectly reciting the lyrics to ‘I Will Survive’. With her in their team, they might all just get out of this alive.
Alongside Maisie, Sian Clifford (‘Fleabag’) takes on the role of Kim’s mother Tina, with Mawaan Rizwan (‘Next of Kin’) as Nicky, Taheen Modak (‘The Bay’) as Jay, Kerry Howard (‘Him & Her’) as Beth, Thalissa Teixeira (‘The Musketeers’) as Thompson and Jason Flemyng (‘Pennyworth’, ‘Jamestown’) as Brooks.
The series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director Content, Sky and Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky. The series will be executive produced by Morwenna Gordon from Sky and Phil Temple from Kudos, produced by Charlotte Surtees and directed by Al Campbell. It will be distributed by Endemol Shine International. The 6×30 series is produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine UK.
‘Two Weeks to Live‘ will premiere on Sky One and NOW TV in 2020.
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