Game of Thrones star joins Huffington Post web series

21/10/2015

The Huffington Post has commissioned a new web docu-series starring Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner.

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Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the hit HBO series which airs on Sky in the UK, will host a 10-part series called #PowerShift which will look at the power of social media.

In the series, which has been commissioned out of AOL/HuffPo’s UK operation, Turner will share stories from around the world about how social media has been harnessed to effect change.

Throughout the 10-part series, Turner, will share remarkable stories from across the globe of how social media helped bring about change – from influencing public opinion and campaigning for social justice, to starting political revolutions and creating celebrity names.

“Even though we’ve seen example after example around the world of social media deepening connections, improving lives and making the world better, we are still only beginning to understand its potential,” said Arianna Huffington. “So I’m delighted that, as part of our “What’s Working” initiative to reimagine journalism with an emphasis on solutions, #PowerShift is putting a spotlight on real people using social media to change the world, in a way that’s both inspiring and entertaining.”

“I am really excited to be involved with #PowerShift and presenting this new series for HuffPost,” said Sophie Turner. “Social media has amplified the voice for my generation around the world and changed the way that we communicate. I am a huge advocate of social media and thrilled to be given the opportunity to delve deep into its influence and impact on society at large.”
Hamish Nicklin, Managing Director of AOL UK, said “Social media has revolutionised the way that we communicate globally and is a key part of the HuffPost DNA. #PowerShift will be a fascinating series, commissioned out of the UK, and highlights AOL’s commitment in creating premium video content that delights consumers and enables brands to connect with audiences across a fragmented digital ecosystem. We are thrilled to announce the series at AOL’s event at the IAB Digital Upfronts.”

AOL has also invested heavily in original programming with more than 50 series commissioned to date – with shows from high-profile stars including James Franco, Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi and Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker – which also appear within the AOL On Network.

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