Since Game Of Thrones came to an end, Sophie Turner has been having the summer of her life. She married boyfriend Joe Jonas at a stunning Chateau wedding venue in the south of France, wearing a bespoke Louis Vuitton gown, then she headed to southern Italy and the Maldives for her honeymoon, before joining her new husband and his brothers for the Jonas Brothers US tour.
But now, it’s back to work for the 23-year-old actress. After playing Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones since the age of 14, Turner has now landed her first TV role since the cult series aired its final episode earlier this year.
The British actress will play the lead role of Jane in a series called Survive, which will be available on upcoming new streaming platform Quibi. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is based on the novel of the same name by Alex Morel about two survivors of a plane crash. Turner will star opposite Corey Hawkins, who will play the other survivor Paul, who is most recognizable from playing a young Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton and in the 2018 Oscar-winning Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman.
Survive follows Turner’s Jane after her plane crashes on a remote snow-covered mountain (good thing Turner’s used to those conditions thanks to calling Winterfell home for eight seasons). She must pull herself out of the wreckage and fight for her life alongside Paul (Hawkins), as the two remaining survivors. Together, the duo journey through the wilderness, battling brutal conditions and personal traumas.
‘I couldn’t be more honoured to portray the role of Jane… She’s a complex character fighting against the odds not only to save her life but to also find her own source of strength and courage. ‘I only hope this can impact anyone struggling with self-worth to understand they are braver than they know and to seek the support they need,’ the mental health advocate said.
“After reading the script, it was clear that we’d need to find the right artist to take on the lead role in Survive and we couldn’t be happier than to have Sophie starring who brings a high caliber of talent to the table,” Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky, said in a statement. “I’m also thrilled to be making a movie with Mark Pellington who had the office next to me at MTV in the 80s and has grown to be an exceptional director.
Turner and Hawkins are the latest stars to join Quibi’s growing roster of talent. This is Turner’s first series project since Game of Thrones wrapped up earlier in 2019. The series is currently in production, so it’s unknown when it will air, but for the moment Turner waits to see if she wins the Best Supporting Actress Emmy she’s been nominated for, for her work in GOT, at the awards ceremony this weekend.