09/19/2014 11:27 am ET Updated Sep 19, 2014

Maisie Williams To Play Victim In 'Cyber Bully' Because Arya Stark Can't Catch A Break

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Winter is coming ... for cyber bullies.

Maisie Williams, who already has to deal with Lannisters and outlaws on "Game of Thrones," is now going to play a victim of online stalking. The 17-year-old is set to star in the new hour-long thriller "Cyber Bully" from the U.K.'s Channel 4.

The actress will play Casey Jacobs, a teenage girl who has to battle with a cyber-stalker in real-time. A Channel 4 press release states: "The plot of 'Cyber Bully' is inspired by dozens of real-life cases. What happens to Casey is extreme, and framed in a dramatic format."

With the casting choice, cyber stalkers may want to rethink their plans. Williams started her role on "Game of Thrones" when she was just 14 and, after learning to "stick them with the pointy end," she's been kicking butt ever since.

On Williams playing the lead, director Ben Chanan said:

The audience will be trapped with Casey for a full screen hour and we need an exceptional actress to play her. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role. Maisie Williams is not only remarkably talented, she also has an immediately likeable, feisty screen presence which makes you root for her instinctively.

"Cyber Bully" is set to premiere in early 2015 on Channel 4.



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