SOPHIE Turner is leaving Sansa Stark in the past as she embarks on a gritty new TV series.
The Game of Thrones actress has grown up on the small screen and bagged the blockbuster role of Jean Grey in Marvel’s X-Men franchise, as well as marrying heartthrob Joe Jonas.
Continuing her momentum, Turner has now confirmed her first TV role since the Westeros epic.
The thriller, titled Survive, is an adaptation of the Alex Morel novel of the same name and will debut on new streaming platform Quibi.
The 23-year-old plays Jane, a suicidal woman from New Jersey who is released from a mental health facility, only to endure the flight from hell.
On her trip home, the plans veers into a snowy mountaintop, leaving her stranded alongside just one other survivor, Paul, played by Corey Hawkins of Straight Outta Compton fame.
“I couldn’t be more honoured to portray the role of Jane in Survive for Quibi,” Turner said of the opportunity.
“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.”
The show is being written by Richard Abate and Jeremy Ungar, with Mark Pellington directing.
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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.
“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.”
There is currently no official release date for Survive, but it is expected to arrive sometime in 2020.