Sky One has given the green-light to Two Weeks To Live, a six episode comedy series starring Maisie Williams (Game Of Thrones) that is described as a comic tale of love and revenge. “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!”, Williams said in a statement.
Two Weeks To Live follows Kim Noakes (Williams), a strange young misfit who was just a little girl when her father died in murky circumstances. Following his death, her mother 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 isn’t good at impressing girls, and when Kim walks into his and brother Dave’s local pub, it sets in motion a chaotic series of events that puts all their lives in danger. The unlikely trio soon find themselves on the run from a murderous gangster 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 & Weston SDVE pistol in 6 seconds flat, skin a deer to make a sleeping bag, and perform all the routines from Dirty Dancing. With her in their team, they might all just survive.
The comedy series was created by Cheat scribe Gaby Hull and is being produced by Kudos. This marks the second recent comedy order from Sky for the indie, who are also producing police comedy Code 404 starring Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays for Sky One. Two Weeks Left To Live was commissioned by Sky UK & Ireland’s Director of Programmes Zai Bennett and Sky’s Head of Comedy Jon Mountague. Josh Cole is the commissioning editor. Production gets underway later this year. Endemol Shine International will handle global sales.
“Working on this project has been a blast from day one. Gaby’s scripts are fresh, full of surprises and very, very funny”, said Phil Temple, executive producer for Kudos. “In Kim he has created a truly iconic character and it is a dream for us to have the unique and awesome Maisie Williams bringing her to life. Working with Gaby, Maisie and Sky is a privilege and everyone at Kudos can’t wait to get going!”.