'A mother in despair swept up in the exhilarating world of crime' - Sophie Turner's transformation from Sansa Stark to The Godmother in new ITV drama

    Sophie Turner is set to star in "Joan," a six-part drama inspired by British jewel thief Joan Hannington. The series explores her rise to criminal mastermind in London's 1980s underworld, earning her the nickname 'The Godmother.'

    <p>Sophie Turner (Source: People Magazine)</p>

    Sophie Turner (Source: People Magazine)

    Sophie Turner Transforms from Sansa Stark to 'The Godmother': A Sneak Peek into ITV's Daring Jewel Thief Drama "Joan"

    From the majestic castles of Westeros to the glitzy underworld of 1980s London, Sophie Turner is trading her royal robes for a life of daring crime in ITV's six-part drama series "Joan." Inspired by notorious British jewel thief Joan Hannington, this ambitious series is destined to shine as brightly as the diamonds Turner's character will be snatching.

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    "The Godmother" Emerges: Sophie Turner's Exciting New Role

    Diving headfirst into a world of glamour and grit, Sophie Turner takes on the persona of Joan Hannington, a woman whose audacious exploits earned her the nickname 'The Godmother' in the city's criminal circles. "I'm so excited to be bringing Joan Hannington's fascinating life story to screen in Joan," Turner confessed to Deadline, adding, "She is one of the most notorious figures in the criminal underworld of London."

    Sophie Turner (Source: People)

    From Desperation to Domination: A Glimpse into Joan's World

    Starting off in a disastrous marriage, Hannington sets her sights on a better life, transforming herself into an accomplished jewel thief and a mother fighting to win back her daughter from social services. Turner aptly describes her character as "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."

    Anna Symon, the talented writer behind this promising series, penned the scripts based on Hannington's memoirs. With the ITV Head of Drama Polly Hill at the helm, along with executive producers from Snowed-In Productions, this show is brimming with potential.

    Sophie Turner's Continued Ascent: A Star Shining Brighter Than Ever

    Best known for her portrayal of Sansa Stark in HBO's "Game of Thrones," Turner is no stranger to powerful characters. Her new role in "Joan" showcases her acting prowess as she navigates the duality of motherhood and crime. Filming is set to commence in London in spring, with Richard Laxton (The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe) directing.

    Sophie Turner's star continues to rise, and fans eagerly await the thrilling heists, dramatic showdowns, and emotional struggles that "Joan" promises to deliver. With the backing of ITV and All3Media International, there's little doubt that this show will be a sparkling addition to Turner's already impressive portfolio.

    Keep those crowns and tiaras locked up; 'The Godmother' is on the move, and she's coming to the small screen near you. And trust us, you won't want to miss this thrilling tale of ambition, despair, and dazzling theft, as reported by Deadline.

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)