It’s been quite a year for Sophie Turner. She wrapped up Game of Thrones, earned her first Emmy nomination after playing Sansa Stark for eight seasons, played the titular character in the latest X-Men movie, got the thumbs-up from Boy George to play him in an upcoming biopic (though nothing’s been made official yet), and oh, yeah, she got hitched to a Jonas brother.
But just because 2019 was an epic one for Sophie doesn’t mean next year won’t be just as good. In fact, the actress already has her next series lined up and it looks to be a doozy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will star alongside 24: Legacy and Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins in the thriller Survive for mobile-based streaming service Quibi with Mark Pellington (Blindspot, The Enemy Within) set to direct. It’s based on Alex Morel’s novel of the same name and centres on Jane (Turner) and Paul (Hawkins), the only survivors after their plane crashes on a remote mountain. Together, they embark on a plan to escape the brutal conditions and find their way back to civilization, all while dealing with their own personal traumas.
“I couldn’t be more honored to portray the role of Jane in Survive for Quibi,” Turner said in a statement quoted by THR. “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.”
“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,” said Van Toffler, one of the series’ producers.
Quibi is the streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, who hopes to reinvent the medium with “quick bites” of content. To capture already-impatient audiences, episodes of Quibi’s ambitious programming slate will be eight or 10 minutes—ideal for mobile users and those on the go.
Which means Turner won’t be seen in drawn-out Game of Thrones-type viewing marathons, but we’ll take more Sophie content any way we can get it.