We last saw Sophie Turner on the small screen as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, gloriously wearing her crown after her coronation as Queen of the North. Since then, Turner has made a leap to the big screen, playing Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. And it’s been a huge year in her personal life, as she married Joe Jonas in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony (wearing the coolest bridal jumpsuit). Oh, and the moment she met Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness at the VMAs was one of the most iconic videos of 2019.
It has now been announced that Turner is set to return to our screens in a new series called Survivor.
Survive, which is a novel adaptation, is a romantic thriller which follows two people who are the only survivors of a plane crash in the mountains. Jane (Turner) is a suicidal woman who has just been released from a mental health facility. However, on her way home from the facility, the plane crashes and she finds herself stranded with a stranger called Paul (Corey Hawkins). The show will explore the personal stories of their characters as they try to navigate their way back to civilisation.
Survive will be a ten-part series and will drop on new streaming service, Quibi. This new streaming service will launch in 2020 and is only going to be available on smartphones, which will change the way we consume new “bite size” entertainment.
Speaking about the new role, Turner said: “I couldn’t be more honoured to portray the role of Jane in Survive for Quibi.
“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.”
Discussing his reasons for casting Turner, the show’s producer Van Toffler 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 calibre of talent to the table.”
Although it’s yet to be confirmed if Quibi will be available in the UK, the platform will launch in the US on 6 April 2020.
Hopefully, it will also launch in the UK soon so that we can watch this intriguing performance from Turner. [Source]