Jude Law is set to star in mystery drama “The Third Day” for HBO. As reported by Deadline, the show will be a six-part limited series for the network, which is currently on a relentlessly good run with the critically lauded “Game of Thrones,” “Barry,” “Big Little Lies” and “Chernobyl.” The new drama will be helmed by “National Treasure” director Marc Munden.
Confirmed synopsis from the Deadline article:
In the series, Law plays Sam, who after being drawn to a mysterious Island off the British Coast, is thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants. Isolated from the mainland, the rituals of the island begin to overwhelm him, and he is confronted by a trauma from his past. As the line between reality and fantasy blurs, Sam finds himself immersed in an emotional quest which puts him at odds with the islanders and begins to threaten their way of life.
More from the article:
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.”
Law is a two-time Academy Award nominee, having been recognized for his roles in “the Talented Mr. Ripley” and the period drama “Cold Mountain.” He was recently seen in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” and “Captain Marvel.” He starred in Canal+’s “The Young Pope,” which will be followed with its next series “The New Pope,” to release in December.
“The Third Day” is being written by Dennis Kelly, who penned the series “Utopia.” Kit de Waal and Dean O’Loughlin will also have credits on the show. The project is being produced under Sky Studios and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. As reported, production on the series begins next month.
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