First look: Maisie Williams in Sky comedy Two Weeks to Live
Staff Reporter | On 09, Nov 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Maisie Williams stars in Sky’s new comedy, Two Weeks to Live, and we’ve got our first look at her in action.
The six-part series, which is being produced by Kudos, tells a comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong. Joining Williams is Emmy Award nominee Sian Clifford (Fleabag), who takes on the role of 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).
Created and written by Gaby Hull (Cheat), the comedy 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.
The 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 International.
It will air on Sky in 2020. Production is now underway in Kent and London.