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    Sophie Turner Is Going To Be In A New Show Called "Survive"

    We'll be watching.

    Off-screen, Sophie Turner often has a smile on her face. But anyone who's watched Game of Thrones is aware of how quickly that can fade when she steps into character.

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    After all, it was a pretty dark experience to play Sansa Stark.

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    After fans rallied for a Sansa Stark spinoff when the series ended, Turner candidly told Sky News, "I feel like if I played her again it would just be more trauma," which is very understandable.

    But Sophie's first TV role in the wake of Game of Thrones does not sound much easier, to be honest.

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    She will once again be forced to endure harsh winter conditions as she fights for her life — this time as Jane, alongside Paul (played by Corey Hawkins, aka Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton), in a series adaptation of Alex Morel's 2012 novel Survive.

    The story takes place in the aftermath of a plane crash, which only Jane and Paul survive.

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    Right before their plane to New Jersey goes down, on a snowy mountain no less, Jane was contemplating suicide. The role is not an easy one but Sophie took it as an opportunity to offer hope to those dealing with mental health issues.

    In her statement about signing up to play Jane, Sophie offered words of support to anyone struggling.

    "I couldn't be more honored to portray the role of Jane in Survive for Quibi," she said. "[Jane]'s a complex character fighting against the odds to not only save her life, but to also find her own source of strength and courage. I only hope this can impact anyone struggling with self-worth to understand they are braver than they know and to seek the support they need."

    It may be a while before we get to see the series, Survive, because it recently started production.

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    But the streaming service it will be released on, Quibi, is scheduled to launch April 6, 2020.

    If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, you can find support at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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