Sophie Turner is brilliant in Quibi's 'Survive' and viewers think she deserves an award
Turner's character offers a unique insight into mental illnesses and suicidal thoughts
There is only one rule on the Quibi series 'Survive' starring Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins: SURVIVE.
Based on the novel of the same name by Alex Morel, the series follows Jane (Turner) who is on her way home from a mental hospital. Just as she is about to swallow a lethal dose of pills, the plane hit turbulence and she loses consciousness.
When she wakes up, she finds herself in the middle of wreckage with only one person in sight — Paul (Hawkins). The two are the only human beings visible as far as the eyes can go and they must survive the harsh cold mountains to reach home safely.
The first episode of the series premiered today on Quibi. Founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi is short for "quick bites". The platform hopes to reinvent content consumption in the digital age by featuring episodes solely for mobile viewing that are 10 minutes or shorter.
It looks like the concept is a total hit among fans of the 'Game of Thrones' actress.
"Just watched the first episode of Survive on @Quibi Intriguing. The app and experience are impressive," concurred a fan. "Just watched episode 1 of "Survive" on @Quibi. My interest was piqued for the service but this is actually an incredibly interesting concept. Episode 1 of Survive was really strong btw. I think I'm sold," said another on Twitter.
It is hardly surprising that the show has already impressed viewers. Turner's Jane offers a unique insight into mental illnesses and suicidal thoughts. "The first Quibi show that I watched: Sophie Turner’s #Survive. It’s surprisingly a dark show that deals with mental illness and suicidal thoughts," tweeted a fan.
Viewers are already raving about Turner's role in the series. "Sophie is incredible in this show. wow, I have no words." And with the first episode — barely ten minutes long — they are eager for more. "Okay, so I just watched survive and like holy crap! It’s so good! Sophie did an amazing job! I can’t wait for more episodes to be released."
So much so that award nominations for the actress are already in motion. "So I just watched #Survive with Sophie and Corey Hawkins and it is amazing so now I can’t wait for new episodes. @joejonas tell Sophie please that this is an award-winning performance just wow!!!"
To sum it up, "'Survive' on Quibi is pretty insane."
'Survive' is now streaming on the mobile streaming site Quibi.