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Sansa Stark is all grown up and off on new adventures. Sophie Turner, who will forever be known as the Queen in the North, has just landed her first television role since Game of Thrones ended its eight season run in May. Turner will co-star alongside Corey Hawkins in the miniseries Survive. The thriller is set to air on Quibi, a streaming service created specifically for mobile phones.
Sophie Turner will play Jane, a woman who suffers from depression and is on the verge of overdosing when the plane she’s on crash lands on a snow-capped mountain. It’s like a much more stripped down version of Lost, minus all the extra characters and mystery.
Corey Hawkins, best known for roles in Straight Outta Compton, 24: Legacy, and a six-episode stint on The Walking Dead, will play Paul-- a snowboarder who’s also on the plane when it crashes. Jane and Paul are the only two survivors and they must depend on each other to make it out alive.
Survive is based on the novel by Alex Morel, and is described as a story in which the characters have to overcome their personal traumas and the blistering cold temperatures of the mountainous region to survive. In a statement (via TVLine), Sophie Turner expressed her excitement to be working with the series and how much of a multidimensional character Jane is.
I couldn’t be more honored 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.
Sophie Turner also starred in the final film in the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix, where she played the formidable telekinetic and telepathic mutant Jean Grey. In the film, Jean is hit by a solar flare and ends up absorbing the Phoenix Force, an entity with tremendous cosmic powers.
Quibi’s Survive will be written by Richard Abate and Jeremy Ungar and directed by Mark Pellington. The series has already begun filming, though Survive does not have a scheduled release date as of yet. However, the streaming service is set to debut in April 2020. In the meantime, keep checking CinemaBlend for all of the latest TV updates and for all your Fall TV needs, be sure to check out our complete guide to every new and returning series set to premiere over the next couple of months.