‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Lands Badass Role in ‘Two Weeks to Live’
The biggest badass in Westeros has landed another interesting role. Maisie Williams — best known for her role as Arya Stark, who killed the Night King in “Game of Thrones” — will be starring in an upcoming comedy series for Sky Atlantic.
Williams will play a young woman named Kim Noakes in “Two Weeks To Live.” The character has been raised by a single mom and was taught the most unique survival skills after her father died under mysterious circumstances.
Her character description in the logline notes: “She’s more like a great white shark who knows how to strip a Smith & Weston SDVE pistol in 6 seconds flat, skin a deer to make a sleeping bag, and perform all the routines from Dirty Dancing. With her in their team, they might all just survive…”
Noakes, as a young adult, will find herself on the run from a group of gangsters, as well as the police, in “Two Weeks to Live.” She’s with his brother, a friend and some bag of cash.
“Two Weeks to Live” is expected to begin production in late 2020 and as a six-episode show, it’s expected to be out in 2020. It will be available through Sky One’s streaming platform but any word of its U.S. release has not yet been confirmed.
Gaby Hull will write the scripts to this comedy series. The other cast members will be announced in the coming weeks.
“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,” Williams said of her casting, in the press release. The actress has expressed that she has been keen on trying something different after her work in the HBO series.
Aside from “Game of Thrones,” where she was cast at the age of 11, Williams, who is now in her early 20s, also starred in “iBoy” on Netflix and the upcoming movie “X-Men: The New Mutants.”