Sky have shared the first trailer for Maisie Williams’ Two Weeks To Live and we’re already hooked.
The series was recently announced at Sky’s Up Next, where the broadcaster unveiled its largest ever slate of programming for 2020 – which includes the commission of 10 new Sky original programmes in drama, comedy and entertainment.
The six-part Two Weeks to Live tells a comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong.
The cast includes Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams as Kim Stokes and Fleabag’s Sian Clifford as Tina, Kim’s mother. Alongside Maisie and Sian, cast members include Mawaan Rizwan (Nicky), Taheen Modak (Jay), Kerry Howard (Beth), Thalissa Teixeira (Thompson) and Jason Flemyng (Brooks).
Two Weeks To Live 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 (Rizwan) isn’t good at impressing girls, and when Kim walks into his and brother Jay’s (Modak) 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.
Created and written by Gaby Hull (Cheat), the six-part series will be produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine UK. It 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.
You can check out the trailer for Two Weeks To Live – which is expected to debut later this year – below.
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