Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is set to lead new Sky original comedy, Two Weeks to Live, a comic tale of love and revenge caused by a harmless prank that goes horribly wrong.
Written by Gaby Hull (Cheat), the six-part series revolves around Kim Noakes (Williams), a misfit whose father died under suspicious circumstances when she was young.
Following his death Noakes was taken away by her mother to a life of rural seclusion and bizarre survival techniques.
Now all grown up, Noakes enters the real world and embarks on a secret mission to honour her father’s memory.
When Noakes walks into the bar of socially awkward Nicky and his brother Dave, it sets in motion a series of events that puts their lives in danger.
A few drinks and an ill-judged prank goes violently wrong and the mismatched trio find themselves on the run from a murderous gangster and the police, along with a massive bag of stolen cash.
But they have a secret weapon in Noakes, she is less a fish out of water and more a great white shark.
She knows how to strip a Smith & Weston pistol in six seconds flat, skin a deer to make a sleeping bag and perform all the routines from Dirty Dancing.
With her on their side they might just make it out of this mess alive.
Maisie Williams said: “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, described the series as “Bold, British and very, very original.”
Two Weeks to Live is part of Sky’s plan to invest more in original productions.
The series will air on Sky One in 2020.