Here’s everything we know about the upcoming series.
the story of The Third Day?
The surreal, six-part drama will tell three separate but interconnected stories. The details remain drowned in thick mystery, with only bare details revealed, but all of the action takes place on a strange island off the British coast.
The first story, 'Summer', is about Sam, a man who sets his sights on the island and
becomes engrossed in the local inhabitants. In the concluding story, 'Winter', Helen comes to the island as a strong-willed outsider to try and find answers, but her arrival puts its fate into jeopardy.
Screenwriter and playwright Dennis Kelly (Matilda, Girls and Boys) – the weird mind behind the surreal Channel 4 series Utopia – is behind the series, alongside co-creator Felix Barrett (Punchdrunk's artistic director). After 'Summer' is released, Punchdrunk are holding an immersive theatre event (watch out for ticket bookings) to accompany the series, which can also be viewed live. Sky are calling The Third Day 'the world's first immersive TV drama'.
Punchdrunk are the pioneers of immersive theatre, which includes a six-hour trek across London inspired by the Aesychlus play Kabeiroi. When on their website, words float into place saying: ‘These things are mysteries not to be explained but
you will understand when you get there alone’. No doubt the island in The
Third Day will house some of these unexplained mysteries.
Naomi Harris stars as Helen
in the cast of The Third Day?
Law is starring as Sam. He’s enjoyed a more daring, more artistic relationship
with Sky and HBO after his title role in The Young Pope and its recent sequel The New Pope. Skyfall and 28 Days Later actor Naomi Harris also joins the series as Helen.
the release date for The Third Day?
Tuesday 12 May 2020 on Sky Atlantic. Watch the new trailer below.
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12 May 20 – 16 Jun 20, ON SKY ATLANTIC