Jude Law has signed to star in high-end drama series The Third Day, written by Dennis Kelly, directed by Marc Munden and co-commissioned by Sky and HBO.
He will play a man drawn to a mysterious island off the UK coast who is thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants and is confronted by a trauma from his past.
It is the first original drama to be produced by Sky’s new production house, Sky Studios, alongside HBO, and Brad Pitt’s production outfit Plan B Entertainment. It also marks the first move into TV production for UK immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International.
Munden, whose credits include Utopia and National Treasure, will direct the six part, one-hour episode limited series. It is being produced by Adrian Sturges, whose credits include Chimerica and The Enfield Haunting. Kit de Waal and Dean O’Loughlin are also writers for the series.
Production will start in the UK this July, with the series set to air in the UK and Ireland next year on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV, and in the US on HBO.
Punchdrunk is behind popular interactive experiences such as The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable with the National Theatre.