First-look image of Maisie Williams in her new Sky original comedy Two Weeks to Live
has today released the first look image of its upcoming original comedy
Two Weeks to Live as production begins in Kent and London.
6x30 series which is being produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine UK, is due to air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV in 2020.
Emmy Award® nominee Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Two Weeks to
Live tells a comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly
harmless prank that goes terribly wrong.
Joining the cast includes Emmy Award® nominee Sian Clifford (Fleabag), who takes on the role of Tina, Kim’s mother.
Maisie and Sian, cast members include Mawaan Rizwan (Nicky), Taheen
Modak (Jay), Kerry Howard (Beth), Thalissa Teixeira (Thompson) and Jason
Created and written by Gaby Hull (Cheat), the
six-part series will be produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine UK,
and revolve 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
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.
series 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
Two Weeks to Live is one of many recent notable
commissions as Sky continues to invest in original productions. Sky has
recently committed to more than double its investment in original drama,
comedy and documentary through Sky Studios, the commissioning and
production arm of Sky. Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from
the very best talent in Europe and is the creative home of Sky’s
award-winning and much-loved Sky originals.
Sky originals current
roster includes Code 404 with Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays;
Intelligence fronted by David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed; Hitmen, Mel
and Sue’s first scripted comedy series and Breeders with Martin Freeman.
2019 has been a record year for Sky originals with 10 time Emmy-winning
Chernobyl becoming the most watched original ever with over 4 million
viewers of the season finale. And away from the screen, Sky secured a
record BAFTA haul with seven awards.
First look imagery is available on Sky’s Editorial Asset Centre here.
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team of individuals – passionate programme makers who specialise in
scripted content. We work with the best global talent to create, develop
and produce popular, innovative, award- winning drama and comedy
series. Recent work includes Deep Water (ITV), Humans (Channel 4 / AMC),
Tin Star (Sky Atlantic / Amazon), Grantchester (ITV), The Tunnel (Sky
Atlantic), The Boy with the Topknot (BBC Two), Gunpowder (BBC One), Man
in an Orange Shirt (BBC Two), Troy: Fall of a City (a co-production with
Wild Mercury for BBC One / Netflix), Broadchurch (ITV) and Apple Tree
Yard (BBC One). We are also in production on a fifth series of
Grantchester, Code 404 (Sky), Deadwater Fell (Channel 4), SAS: Rogue
Heroes (BBC One) and a US version of hit series Utopia for Amazon. Kudos
is part of Endemol Shine Group.
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