A new short-form mobile video streaming platform called Quibi launches today, and with it a whole bunch of new shows and movies to watch. One of those new shows stars everyone's favorite Queen in the North and tea-sipper, Sophie Turner! Turner's new show has significantly less dragons and direwolves than Game of Thrones, but the premise is no less thrilling.
Survive follows Jane Solace, played by Turner, who is forced to fight to survive after her plane crashes on a remote icy mountain with only a stranger named Paul, played by Corey Hawkins, to help her reach safety. Jane had just been released from a mental health facility and struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicidal thoughts, which conflicts with her will to survive. You can watch the trailer below.
Even though the Emmy nominee has been in the public eye since Game of Thrones, Turner thinks starring in her own show on a new platform is an even bigger challenge. “It’s actually much scarier because the market is so much more competitive now,” Turner told Refinery29 prior to Survive’s debut. “So there’s a huge amount of pressure to make something unlike anything else that’s being made right now.” Another daunting task for the actress came when it was time to move from filming on a soundstage to the treacherous mountains Jane must scale to stay alive.
“Physically I didn’t really prepare at all which was a big regret once we were up in those mountains!,” Turner said, before referencing the infamous Battle of Winterfell, which took the Game of Thrones cast and crew weeks to film. “I know for a fact the Battle of Winterfell night shoot was far more brutal to film for the crew and cast,” she began. “But considering I only had three night shoots for the Battle of Winterfell, I would say that on a personal level the mountain scenes in Survive were more brutal [for me].”
Quibi has a free 90-day trial, so head over to their site and check out this thrilling next chapter in Turner's career!