Game of Thrones

First look at new Sky comedy starring Maisie Williams

Kim Stokes (Maisie Williams) in Two Weeks to Live (Credit: Sky/Nick Wall)

The drama follows strange young misfit Kim (Williams), who was just a child when her father passed away in mysterious circumstances.

Following the tragedy, Kim was whisked off to a secluded setting by her mother Tina (Sian Clifford) and raised with a bizarre set of survival skills.

Now an adult, Kim journeys out into the real world to fulfil a secret mission to honour her father’s memory.

Maisie Williams to star in new Sky comedy Two Weeks to Live

Maisie Williams (Credit: Sky)

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.

Top 10 best female villains on TV

Villanelle (Jodie Comer) Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) (Credit: BBC/HBO/Netflix)

To celebrate the return of Killing Eve's Villanelle, one of the best Machiavellian figures on TV right now, we have compiled a list of some of the best female TV villains to hit our screens.

These anti-heroes have the confidence to pursue their goals no matter what the cost. Their ruthlessness and dedication is often what makes them so captivating to watch.

These are the women you don’t want to get on the wrong side of.

Graeme Thompson's TV diary

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) & Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) (Credit: Sky/HBO)

To Belfast for the weekend, staying at a Titanic-themed hotel next door to the studios where HBO films Game of Thrones. The charred battlements visible above the lot are a clue to how the final episodes play out.

Over eight seasons, Game of Thrones has spent more than €320m in Northern Ireland. In addition to the Titanic Studios, there’s another studio in Belfast Harbour filming a Superman spin-off.

Belfast celebrates the Game of Thrones effect

Kieran Doherty (Credit: Stellify Media)

So Game of Thrones is coming to an end and the world is quite rightly in mourning. But I’m not. Not just because I’m the only person in Belfast who hasn’t seen a single episode, or the only person in Belfast who hasn’t been an extra in an episode.

But because it means the amazing crew will finally be available for other work. That will be the enduring legacy of Game of Thrones and the hard work of everyone at NIScreen.

RTS Futures NI hosts TV and film workshops

Film and TV crafts and skills workshops (Credit: Ronan Karicos)

The first event, “Sketchy business: making it in animation”, brought together a panel hosted by the university’s Dr Helen Haswell and featured three experts from Belfast animation house JAM Media: visual effects supervisor and director Niall Mooney; animator Jessica Patterson; and animation director Simon Kelleghan. They discussed how to get your foot in the door, as well as giving practical advice, including how best to structure a show reel.

Watch the trailer for Game of Thrones' final series

Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) (Credit: HBO)

Based on the series of novels by George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, the show’s previous series saw Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) seek an alliance with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) to prepare for the arrival of the Night King.

The new trailer sees a line of characters, including Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) preparing for war in Winterfell, as a smug Cersei remains safe in the Red Keep.