James Bond star Naomie Harris will co-lead alongside Jude Law in Sky’s new psychological thriller.
The Third Day is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, in partnership with HBO, Plan B Entertainment and Punchdrunk. Created by writer/producer Dennis Kelly (Utopia) and producer Felix Barrett (founder/Artistic Director of Punchdrunk and Punchdrunk International, theatre). British/Irish mixed-race author/writer Kit de Waal (My Name Is Leon) writes two episodes
‘Summer’ sees Sam (Law), drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast. Isolated from the mainland, Sam is unable to leave the idyllic and dangerously enchanting world he has discovered, and the secretive rituals of its inhabitants bring him to grapple with experiences of loss hidden in his past through a distorted lens of the present. As boundaries between fantasy and reality fragment, his quest to unlock the truth leads the islanders to reveal a shocking secret.
Viewers will then be immersed in ‘Autumn’– an as live broadcast event created by theatrical innovators Punch Drunk shown on Sky Arts and online. ‘Autumn’ will take place over a single day, featuring cast members. Capturing events in one continuous take, this cinematic broadcast will invite viewers deeper into the mysterious world of Osea and will blur and distort the lines between what’s real and what’s not.
‘Winter’ follows Helen (Harris) who is a headstrong outsider who finds herself inextricably drawn to the island in her pursuit to seek answers. As the lines between fantasy and fact are distorted, Helen and her family are caught between the island’s splintered forces, which gives rise to a fractious battle to decide its fate.
Harris will soon be seen in James Bond: No Time to Die as she reprises her role as ‘Miss Moneypenny‘ the last outing for Daniel Craig as Bond, also stars Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch.
The three episodes of Summer will begin weekly from the 15 September on Sky Atlantic. Autumn, the theatrical live event will broadcast on 3 October on Sky Arts and online. The three episodes of Winter will then begin weekly on 6 October on Sky Atlantic.