Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams Has A Sci-Fi Superhero Thriller On Netflix

By Steven Nelson | Updated

She isn’t just Arya Stark folks, Maisie Williams has already shown she can handle the sci-fi genre as well. You just might have missed the movie when it first came around. Get ready to be immersed in a thrilling sci-fi adventure as Maisie Williams takes on the lead role in iBoy, a gripping film now streaming on Netflix.

Directed by Adam Randall and based on the novel by Kevin Brooks, iBoy ventures into the realm of technology and vigilantism, offering an action-packed and thought-provoking narrative.

Maisie Williams portrays Lucy Walker, a friend of Tom Harvey (played by Bill Milner), who acquires powers after an incident leaves him with fragments of his smartphone embedded in his brain

In iBoy, Maisie Williams portrays Lucy Walker, a close friend of Tom Harvey (played by Bill Milner), the protagonist who acquires extraordinary powers after a violent incident leaves him with fragments of his smartphone embedded in his brain. Is it a commentary on our own tech use or teenagers’ reliance on their phones? Maybe, but who cares. This is sci-fi we are talking about.  

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As Tom grapples with his newfound abilities to interact with technology telepathically, Lucy becomes an essential ally in their quest to bring justice to a crime-ridden neighborhood.

When it comes to Maisie Williams here, her performance as Lucy adds depth and sincerity to the character and is a stark removal from the role that made her famous on the small screen. Her chemistry with Bill Milner brings authenticity to their friendship, making their on-screen dynamic a standout element of the film. And it was something of a lift considering the dude is a walking cell phone.

Released in 2017, iBoy received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its unique premise and Maisie Williams’ compelling performance. The film’s exploration of the consequences of technology and its impact on society offers a thought-provoking and relevant narrative for contemporary audiences.

Maisie Williams Broke Through As Arya Stark In Game Of Thrones

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Maisie Williams’ rising star as an actress was already evident by the time iBoy was released. Known for her breakthrough role as Arya Stark in the critically acclaimed series Game of Thrones, Williams had already captured the hearts of audiences worldwide with her talent and charisma.

From her very first appearance in Season 1, Maisie Williams captured the essence of Arya, a young and spirited girl from the noble Stark family who defied traditional gender roles in a world rife with political intrigue and violence.

As the series progressed, Williams skillfully depicted Arya’s transformation from an innocent and carefree child to a resilient and determined warrior.

Arya’s journey in Game of Thrones was one of growth, resilience, and vengeance. Williams masterfully conveyed the character’s emotional struggles, losses, and triumphs, earning praise for her ability to portray a wide range of emotions with authenticity and nuance.

Maisie Williams could return to the Arya Stark role in the Jon Snow Game of Throne spin-off series.

In the show’s later seasons, Arya’s arc culminated in a series of riveting and iconic moments, including her confrontation with the Night King during the Battle of Winterfell. Williams’s performance in these pivotal scenes garnered widespread acclaim and solidified her status as a standout performer in the ensemble cast.

There is some talk that she could return to the role at some point, especially if the planned Kit Harrington-Jon Snow solo series moves forward with production. Considering the relationship Arya and Jon had in the series, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Maisie Williams return to this role. Last we saw her in the series finale, she was aboard a ship, sailing away to new adventures.

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As for her current career, Maisie Williams will next be seen in The New Look on AppleTV+. It’s a series that explores the life of Christian Dior as he rises in the world of fashion. Ben Mendelsohn will play the main character with Williams playing Catherine Dior. Season 1 has already been filmed though the release date isn’t known.

As for right now, if you are looking for a Maisie Williams fix that isn’t in the fantasy world, then get in on some sci-fi action. Stream iBoy on Netflix now and a new look at a different kind of superhero. This one with a cell phone implanted in their head like every teenager probably dreams about.