There is no secret that HBO is the mastermind behind some of the most brilliant stories on television. And going forward into 2020, the network continues to add quality content to its quota. Its upcoming drama miniseries, ‘The Third Day’, is sure to give you some ‘Midsommar’ vibes. But knowing HBO’s penchant of delivering fresh stories, the miniseries will be one-of-a-kind. Starring Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson, Naomie Harris and Paddy Considine, first impressions of ‘The Third Day’ are chilling and unsettling yet thrilling.
Here is everything you need to know about the HBO + Sky Atlantic series.
The show’s six episodes are divided into “Summer” and “Winter”. According to the official synopsis of the HBO series, “In ‘Summer’, one man visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, aka ‘Winter’, a strong-willed outsider comes to the island seeking answers – but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. As boundaries between fantasy and reality fragment, his quest to unlock the truth leads the islanders to reveal a shocking secret.”
Jude Law as Sam
Naomie Harris as Helen
Katherine Waterston as Jess
Emily Watson as Mrs Martin
Paddy Considine as Mr Martin
When does The Third Day start?
The Third Day does not have an official release date as of yet – but Sky and HBO have confirmed that The Third Day will air next year.
There will be six episodes in the limited series, each approximately an hour long.
Filming has recently begun for The Third Day, so more details about the show are expected to be released in the coming months.
To watch The Third Day when it airs, you can do so via HBO in the US.
UK viewers will be able to watch The Third Day on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.
What is The Third Day about?
The first three episodes will be called Summer and will follow the story of Sam, played by Law.
Sam is a man drawn to a “mysterious island” where he meets a group of indigenous people.
The first three episodes will be directed by Utopia’s Marc Munden.
The final three episodes are titled Winter and will follow the story of Helen, played by Harris.
Helen is described as a “strong-willed outsider” who arrives on the same island, where a battle takes place.
The winter episodes are directed by Three Girls director, Philippa Lowthorpe.
The HBO and Sky co-production is created by Felix Barrett and Dennis Kelly. According to HBO’s official press site, the miniseries is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, along with Plan B Entertainment, the world-renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk and writer Dennis Kelly. “Summer” is written by Kelly and directed by Marc Munden, while “Winter” is written by Kit de Wall, Dean O’Loughlin and Kelly and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. The series is executive-produced by Barrett, Kelly, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
Where to watch
The limited series will premiere on HBO on Monday, September 14, 2020, at 9-10 pm ET/PT and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Where was The Third Day filmed?
The Third Day filming locations include an eerie pathway to ‘The island, the green pastures where Jude discovers the ‘burning van’ and some more natural yet horror sites, which are originally green pastures in Kebt. According to the local media portal of Kent that is Hever Castle and Gardens, The Third Day was filmed in Kent. Several scenes of the project were shot at Hever Castle. The TV show is broadcasted on Sky and UKTV as per the website. The mystery thriller will be available for viewers from September 15, 2020.
The Third Day filming locations
According to the official website of Hever Castle and Gardens, several scenes were shot at the following locations below-
- Hever Castle
- Fog Signal Station
- Allens Farm
- Ferry House Inn & Harty Ferry
- Bedgebury National Pinetum Forest
- Shellness Beach and Huts, Quex Park
- St Clere Estate
- Grain Coastal Park
- Walpole Bay Tidal Pool