Next up: HBO& SKY mystery drama THE THIRD DAY

Naomie Harris and Jude Law

Jude Law is set to star in HBO and Sky drama The Third Day. The Young Pope star is to front the series being joined by James Bond star Naomie Harris.

The Third Day is the latest co-production between Sky and HBO following the success of Chernobyl, which is produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment in association with immersive theater company Punchdrunk International.

The show will follow the story of a peculiar island off the British coast, a land where its inhabitants are determined to preserve their traditions at any cost.

Although told across six-parts, Sky says the limited series will be split across two distinctive parts, the first of which, Winter, sees a man called Sam (played by Law) drawn to the island.

The second half of the story, called Summer, will follow a strong-willed outsider named Helen (played by Harris) who comes to the island seeking answers. However, her arrival sparks a “fractious battle to decide its fate”.

Penned by Dennis Kelly, the writer behind Utopia and Pulling, The Third Day will be helmed by BAFTA-winning directors Philippa Lowthorpe (The Crown) and Marc Munden (National Treasure).

Cameron Roach, Director of Drama and Sky Studios, Sky UK and Ireland, said, “Sky Studios is delighted to be partnering with Plan B, Punchdrunk International and HBO on this exciting series. The Third Day is the result of the intoxicating combined imaginations of Dennis Kelly and Punchdrunk International’s Felix Barrett and have resulted in astonishing scripts. To see them brought to life under the direction of Marc Munden and with Jude Law at the helm of what promises to be a world class cast, is an incredibly exciting prospect.”

Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming, said: “Dennis and Felix have created something fresh and unique and we are thrilled to have this on HBO.  We look forward to collaborating with Punchdrunk International, Marc and Jude as well as furthering our relationship with SKY and Plan B Entertainment.”