After bringing Sansa Stark to life for over a decade of Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner is already headed again to TV. On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Turner, who additionally starred in X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Josie, has landed a starring function in Survive, an upcoming short-form sequence on the Quibi streaming service. The present may even star BlacKkKlansman and Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins, and is predicated on Alex Morel’s novel of the identical identify.
Survive will heart on Jane (Turner) and Paul (Hawkins), the one two survivors of a airplane crash. After pulling themselves out of the wreckage, they embark on a harrowing journey out of the wilderness, battling brutal situations and private traumas.
“I could not be extra honored to painting the function of Jane in Survive for Quibi,” Turner mentioned in a press release. “She’s a complex character fighting against the odds to not only 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.”
Survive will hail from EMH Consulting Group and Gunpowder & Sky, and be government produced by Van Toffler, Floris Bauer, and Barry Barclay. The sequence can be written by Richard Abate and Jeremy Ungar, with directing from Blindspot alum Mark Pellington.
“After studying the script, it was clear that we’d want to search out the best artist to tackle the lead function in Survive, and we couldn’t be happier than to have Sophie starring, who brings a excessive caliber of expertise to the desk,” Toffler revealed. “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.”
“We are fortunate to be producing a project that will positively impact a generation who have struggled with self-worth, identity, and finding their sense of purpose.” Cary Granat, the CEO of EMH Consulting, mentioned in a press release. “We have an incredible script, visionary director, a dream cast, and an innovative partner in Quibi to help us reach millions of people in a groundbreaking way. Ed Jones and I are thrilled to be part of this journey.”
The sequence joins an array of distinctive content material headed to Quibi, together with a live-action adaptation of the manga Tomie and a Stephen Spielberg sequence that may solely be seen at evening.