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‘An enthralling, mesmerising experiment between TV and theatre… truly, insanely, watchable’

The Observer


Discover the mysteries and rituals of a remote British island in this ground-breaking psychological thriller starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris.

The Third Day was created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett and premiered on Sky Atlantic, NOW and HBO in 2020. Designed to be the world’s first immersive TV show, the six episodes that make up the main series are punctuated by Autumn, a unique theatrical broadcast that allowed viewers to spend a day on the island.


Summer & Winter

Episodes 1 – 6

Summer, written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden (Utopia), sees Sam (Jude Law) drawn to an isolated island off the British coast. As the secretive movements of its inhabitants force him to grapple with experiences of loss and trauma hidden in his past, the boundary between fantasy and reality fragments.

Winter, written by Kit de Waal, Dean O’Loughlin, Dennis Kelly and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, follows Helen (Naomie Harris) as she arrives on the island with her family in tow. A headstrong outsider, she must be careful not to get caught between the island’s splintering forces.

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Theatrical Broadcast

Follow one sacred day on the island as it unfolds in real-time. Originally broadcast direct from the island in one continuous take, Autumn is now available to stream online in full. Directed by Felix Barrett and Marc Munden, it features members of The Third Day cast alongside a guest appearance from Florence Welch.

The Third Day: Autumn was awarded the RTS Award for best Live Event in 2021 and the DQ Daily award for Drama Craft at the C21 International Drama awards 2020. It was nominated for a BAFTA in 2021.

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The Third Day cast includes Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts), Paddy Considine (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) and Emily Watson (Chernobyl).

The series is a co-production between Sky and HBO. It is the first original drama to be produced in house by Sky Studios, Sky’s new Europe wide production arm, in partnership with Plan B Entertainment, Punchdrunk and writer Dennis Kelly. All six episodes are produced by Adrian Sturges.


a remarkable feat of live theatre and television

– The Guardian

Close to theatre as tv can get… it’s all strange fragmented and beguiling and in its way oddly compelling

– The Times

by some distance the most innovative drama of the year… a mesmerising, dark and deeply immersive televisual experience

– The List
  • Naomie Harris, The Third Day. Photograph by Liam Daniel.
  • Emily Watson and Paddy Considine stood on a wooden pier stretching out to sea. Part of The Third Day TV series.
    Emily Watson, Paddy Considine, The Third Day. Photograph by Liam Daniel.
  • Jude Law, Katherine Waterson, The Third Day. Photograph by Liam Daniel.
  • Jude Law wrapped in a green blanket staring out of a window with a frightened look on his face. Part of The Third Day TV series.
    Jude Law, The Third Day. Photograph by Liam Daniel


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