Naomie Harris Joins Jude Law In Sky/HBO Drama ‘The Third Day’
Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated actress Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’, ‘Skyfall’), is joining Jude Law in the cast of new limited series ‘The Third Day‘ Sky and HBO have announced.
‘The Third Day’ is a story told over six episodes and in two distinct halves. The first – ‘Summer’, directed by Marc Munden (‘National Treasure’, ‘Utopia’), sees Sam (Law), a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost.
The second – ‘Winter’, directed by BAFTA award-winner Philippa Lowthorpe (‘The Crown’, ‘Three Girls’), follows Helen (Harris), a strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate.
The Third Day is a co-production between Sky and HBO. It is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, in partnership with Plan B Entertainment, the world-renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International and writer Dennis Kelly (‘Utopia’, ‘Pulling’).
“We are thrilled Naomie is joining the cast of Third Day, it’s a real testament to the combined vision of Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett, commented Cameron Roach, Director of Drama, Sky Studios. “The prospect of Naomie and Jude Law, alongside an array of incredible British talent, with Philippa Lowthorpe and Marc Munden directing really demonstrates the quality and ambition of this distinctive, original drama.”
This is the latest high profile dramas and comedies coming from a Sky/HBO co-production, who also produces the upcoming ‘Catherine the Great’ starring Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren which premieres later this year. Other Sky originals include the upcoming ‘Temple’ starring Mark Strong, and just released comedy ‘Brassic’, written by and starring Joe Gilgun and Michelle Keegan, as well as a second series of ‘In the Long Run’ created by and starring Idris Elba. In addition to the Sky/HBO deal, the formation of Sky Studios, with the backing of new owners Comcast, means production on Sky Original dramas is set to double in the next five years.
‘The Third Day‘ is a six-part limited series which will air in the UK and Ireland in 2020 on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV and in the US on HBO.
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