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26/06/2019 17:03 BST

Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams Announces Next Role, And It Sounds As Badass As Arya Stark

But new show Two Weeks to Live is a world away from Westeros.

Maisie Williams has scored a starring role in a brand new TV comedy series, following the end of Game Of Thrones.

And some traits of her character in the Sky-produced Two Weeks To Live sound not too unlike Arya Stark, who she portrayed to acclaim in the epic fantasy drama.

Maisie will play Kim Noakes in the “comic tale of love and revenge born from a seemingly harmless prank that goes terribly wrong,” according to a press release that Sky shared on Wednesday.

Filming starts later this year, and the six-parter is slated for release on Sky One and the Now TV streaming service in 2020.

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Maisie Williams

As a young girl, Kim was whisked away by her mother “to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques” following the death of her father “in murky circumstances,” according to the plot summary.

She later finds herself on the run (with her brother, a friend and a big bag of stolen cash) from a murderous gangster and the police.

“But Kim is no ordinary fish out of water,” the summary notes. “She’s more like a great white shark who knows how to strip a Smith & Weston SDVE pistol in six seconds flat, skin a deer to make a sleeping bag, and perform all the routines from Dirty Dancing. With her in their team, they might all just survive….”

Do those badass survival skills sound familiar?

After all, the list-keeping, sword-wielding warrior Arya sure did handle herself in Westeros.

Maisie garnered global fame as one of the Stark siblings in Game Of Thrones, and her slaying of the Night King was a pivotal moment in its eighth and final season.

The show’s ending was not without controversy as a viral Change.org petition demanding a do-over from “competent writers” attracted more than 1.6 million signatures. Still, many fans continue to mourn the end of the show, and a slew of spinoffs are reportedly in the works.

Maisie, meanwhile, expressed her eagerness at leaving Thrones in an interview in 2017, telling BBC’s Newsbeat: “I can show the world what sort of actress I want to be and shape my career a little bit.”

She has previously starred in the BBC’s long running sci-fi series Doctor Who, Netflix’s tech-thriller iBoy and has a role in the upcoming X-Men: The New Mutants film, also due out next year.