Sophie Turner Cast as Lead In New Limited Series 'Joan'

Sophie Turner Cast as Lead In New Limited Series 'Joan'

Sophie Turner fans are in for a treat – she was just announced to be cast in a new series!

The 26-year-old actress has been tapped to lead the new limited drama Joan for ITV, according to Deadline.

Sophie will be starring in the show, which is inspired by British jewel thief Joan Hannington.

Get more details inside…

Based on Joan‘s own memoirs, the series is “set in the brash and aspirational London of the 1980s and follows Sophie as criminal Hannington, whose exploits earned her the nickname ‘The Godmother’ in the city’s underworld.”

“I’m so excited to be bringing Joan Hannington’s fascinating life story to screen in Joan,” Sophie shared in a statement. “She is one of the most notorious figures in the criminal underworld of London, earning her the nickname ‘The Godmother.’ A woman who goes between her thriving and daring career as a jewel thief, all whilst trying to get her daughter back from social services, we see a mother in despair swept up in the exhilarating world of crime.”

According to Deadline, the six-part drama “begins with Hannington in her twenties in a disastrous marriage to a violent man. When he goes on the run, she sets her sights on a better life for her and daughter Debbie before transforming into an accomplished jewel thief.”

Filming is set to begin in London in Spring 2023.

ICYMI: Sophie recently reunited with a co-star from her last limited series The Staircase.

Like Just Jared Jr. on FB
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Casting, Sophie Turner, Television