Maisie Williams’ Two Weeks to Live character closely resembles her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. Here’s what you need to know.
Maisie Williams’ Two Weeks to Live character closely resembles her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones. The black comedy series centers on a young woman who roams Scotland in search of her father’s killer, with the early twist being that she thinks the world is about to end. With its cheeky humor and six 25-minute episodes, Two Weeks to Live is indeed a fun and engaging watch (now streaming on HBO Max), but it’s impossible to ignore the thematic parallels between Williams’ Kim Noakes and Arya Stark.
Written by Gaby Hull, the Two Weeks to Live series premiere begins with a bundled-up Kim arriving at a Scottish cafe. The owner spots her naïveté, and thus swindles the young woman out of a few bucks. Kim subsequently learns the bad news from a waitress, and then beats up the old man (off-camera). “I’ve had enough pig for one day,” Kim says, shortly before accidentally poking her eye; a bit of physical comedy that foreshadows what’s to come. Williams’ character eventually befriends two brothers named Nicky (Mawaan Rizwan) and Jay (Taheen Modak), and reveals that she was raised in the woods by her survivalist mother. After a prank-gone-wrong, Kim mistakenly believes that the apocalypse is under way, and decides to immediately seek revenge on a crime boss who murdered her father 16 years before. From there, Two Weeks to Live blends stylized violence with cute comedy while citing various action-comedy tropes.