Sky Atlantic & HBO Sets September Premiere Date For ‘The Third Day’ Starring Jude Law & Naomie Harris
Sky Atlantic & HBO have set a September premiere date for ground-breaking drama ‘The Third Day‘ starring Jude Law (‘The New Pope’) and Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’, ‘Skyfall’) from Sky Studios in collaboration with HBO, Plan B, Punchdrunk and writer Dennis Kelly (‘Utopia’, ‘Pulling’).
The Third Day will tell three, stand-alone but interconnected stories, not only on screen but also in a live, immersive event taking place in the UK. It was originally scheduled for May this year but was moved following the pandemic shutdown.
The first part, “Summer”, stars Jude Law and written by Dennis Kelly, with Marc Munden (‘National Treasure’, ‘Utopia’) directing. Told over three episodes, “Summer” follows the story of Sam (Law), a man who is drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost.
Following “Summer”, viewers will get the chance to become part of ‘The Third Day’ world at a major immersive theatre event. Created by Punchdrunk and directed by Felix Barrett, audiences will inhabit the story as it happens, live. Places will be limited, so audiences will also be able to follow the events online.
The series concludes with “Winter”, told over a further three episodes on screen, starring Naomie Harris, written by Kit de Waal, Dean O’Loughlin and Dennis Kelly and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe (‘The Crown’, ‘Three Girls’). It 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.
Each story can be experienced separately, with Summer and Winter working together as a complete series – but all three parts together describe a larger narrative, creating a unique experience for those who seek it.
‘The Third Day‘ premieres Tuesday, 15th September 2020 on Sky Atlantic & NOW TV in the UK. HBO airs the drama from Monday, September 14, 2020, in the USA.
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