Titled Two Weeks to Live, the six-parter is described as "a comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong." Williams will star as Kim Noakes, whose father died when she was a young girl due to some suspicious circumstances. Not long after, her mother takes her away to a remote rural life of seclusion.
She sets out into the real world on a secret mission to honor her father’s memory. She meets socially awkward Nicky in his brother Dave’s pub, and after a prank goes wrong, their lives are in danger.
Written by Gaby Hull (“Cheat”), the original series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, the pay-TV platform’s managing director for content, and comedy chief Jon Mountague.
“Looking forward to getting into something new,” Williams said in regards to the show. “I think Two Weeks To Live has really great potential and I want to make something incredible with this wonderful team.”
Filming is scheduled to begin later this year with a release date on Sky in the U.K. and Ireland sometime in 2020.
“With Maisie Williams leading from the front, Two Weeks to Live is to die for,” said Mountague. “Bold, British and very, very original, we can’t wait to wow audiences with even more great comedy."
We can’t wait either.