Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams cast in Channel 4 drama Cyber Bully

The one-off real-time drama will feature Williams as a teenager menaced by an online stalker

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After spending a lot of time hiding from angry men with swords in Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams’ next role sees her under attack again – but this time she’s facing a far more modern threat.

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Williams will play a teenage girl called Casey who is menaced by a mystery online stalker in Channel 4’s Cyber Bully, a real-time thriller based on real events.

Ben Chanan, director of the drama, said: “Maisie Williams is not only remarkably talented, she also has an immediately likeable, feisty screen presence which makes you root for her instinctively.

“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.”

She’s certainly a long way from Westeros – but if anyone can vanquish the shadowy denizens of the Internet, it’s Arya Stark.

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Cyber Bully will air on Channel 4 next year