Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has announced her first project post the finale of the HBO award winning series. Maisie will star in a six part series for Sky TV.
Titled 'Two Weeks to Live', the show is about a young misfit who is whisked away by her mother to a remote rural life after her father dies under mysterious circumstance. Maisie will play Kim Noakes who is taken in to a life of seclusion and taught bizarre survival technique. Now all grown up, Kim sets out in to the real world for the first time and starts a secret mission of her own: to honour her father’s memory. She meets Nicky and Dave in a pub – together the trio pull an ill-judge prank after a few drinks. The prank sets in motion a series of chaotic events that puts their lives in danger. The situation tests Kim’s survival skills.
“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,” says Maisie about the show. “With Maisie Williams leading from the front, Two Weeks To Live is to die for,” says the director of comedy at Sky, Jon Mountague. “Bold, British and very, very original, we can’t wait to wow audiences with even more great comedy.”
Maisie, who grew up on the sets of Game of Thrones, recently opened up about struggling with mental health issues. In a podcast, ‘Happy Place’, which is hosted by Fearne Cotton, Williams revealed about her fight with mental health and that it was only last year, she began to have a clearer head, reported in eonline.com. Williams said, she would pretend “everything was fine”, when in reality, she wasn’t happy doing things she was doing.
Williams said, "Last year, in my own personal life, I just went through a lot of real revelations where I was like I'm not very happy doing this and pretending everything was fine. That wasn't a public thing. But after going through that, now I've sort of tried to be a lot more genuine. It just becomes a lot more relaxing after that I think.”
Maisie said she’s far from perfect and that she had many more good days than bad days. She further added, "I still lay in bed, like at 11 p.m., telling myself all the things I hate about myself. There's still a journey, I think. But at least dropping the act and just being who you truly are, that's definitely a first step. Not trying to be who you want me to be right now in this moment."