A man and a woman make separate journeys to a mysterious island off the British coast.
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Series cast summary:
Jude Law ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2020
John Dagleish ...  Larry 6 episodes, 2020
Mark Lewis Jones ...  Jason 6 episodes, 2020
Paddy Considine ...  Mr. Martin 6 episodes, 2020
Emily Watson ...  Mrs. Martin 6 episodes, 2020
Joe Blakemore Joe Blakemore ...  Smiling Boy 6 episodes, 2020
Katherine Waterston ...  Jess 5 episodes, 2020
Freya Allan ...  Kail 5 episodes, 2020
Börje Lundberg ...  Professor Mimir 5 episodes, 2020
Amer Chadha-Patel ...  Preacher 5 episodes, 2020
Stanley Auckland Stanley Auckland ...  Boy with Glasses / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Tom Lawrence ...  Tomo 4 episodes, 2020
Lauren Byrne Lauren Byrne ...  Mya 4 episodes, 2020
Naomie Harris ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2020
Nico Parker ...  Ellie 3 episodes, 2020
Charlotte Gairdner-Mihell ...  Talulah 3 episodes, 2020
Jessie Ross Jessie Ross ...  Epona 3 episodes, 2020
Paul Kaye ...  The Cowboy 3 episodes, 2020
Richard Bremmer ...  Old Man 3 episodes, 2020
George Potts ...  Alan 3 episodes, 2020
Anna Calder-Marshall ...  Margaret 3 episodes, 2020
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ...  Janny 3 episodes, 2020
Will Rogers ...  Danny 3 episodes, 2020
Sonera Angel Sonera Angel ...  Wallpapering Young Woman 3 episodes, 2020
Mani Lad Mani Lad 2 episodes, 2020


Chronicles the individual journeys of a man and woman who arrive on a mysterious island at different times. The story is told over six episodes in two distinct halves. "Summer", directed by Marc Munden (Utopia (2013), National Treasure (2016), sees Sam (Jude Law), a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. "Winter", directed by Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls (2017), Swallows and Amazons (2016)), follows Helen (Naomie Harris), a strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate. On it's first broadcast in the UK, placed between "Summer" and "Winter" is a separate immersive live-event called "Autumn" Written by pgreen-52072

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Production also filmed in the dramatic landscape of Harty Ferry near the Ferry House Inn. The Inn is an Isolated Grade II listed 16th Century Pub offering accommodation on the edge of the salt marshes overlooking the Swale Estuary. It has moorings and clay pigeon shooting facilities, as well as a restaurant in the converted barns. See more »

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Strange happenings on a British isle...
15 September 2020 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

"The Third Day" (2020 release from the UK; 6 episodes of about 55 min. each) brings the story of Sam. As Episode 1 "The Father" opens, we are told it is "Summer" and we get to know Sam, a middle aged guy. He is frantically on the phone somewhere out in the English countryside. It appears his garden center back in London was robbed. By pure happenstance, he hears a young woman nearby, just as she is about to hang herself. He manages to rescue her, and offers to drive her home. Home turns out to be Osea Island, which can be reached only when the sole access road isn't flooded by the tides. As Sam drops the young lady off, he is welcomed warmly by her parents. But not all appears as it first looks... At this point we are 10 min. into Episode 1, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this is a TV mini-series that consists of 6 episodes broken into two separate but related parts ("Summer" and "Winter"). Episode 1 takes its time to establish and other than what I described in the opening 10 min. I really don't want to give away much further. Suffice it to say that strange things are a-brewing on the isle. Jude Law (as Sam) is all over this, as he appears in virtually every frame of the episode. Keep an eye out as well for Emily Watson, the other big name in this series, as the mother of the young lady. But the real star of this so far happens to be Osea Island, off England's east coast. The photography is striking (with very vivid colors). Check out the aerial footage that clearly shows the sole access road when it is (or isn't) flooded by the incoming tide. The opening episode gets better as it moves along, and by the very end, things are feeling outright creepy if not paranoid. Can't wait to see where the next episodes will take us.

"The Third Day" premiered earlier this week on HBO and is now available on HBO On Demand and other streaming services. If you are in the mood for a different (and very British) type of mystery TV series, I'd readily suggest you check this out, and draw your own conclusion.

*UPDATE 19/7/20* Episode 4 "The Mother" starts the second 3 episode cycle (called "Winter") of this mini-series in a spectacular way. A mother and her 2 daughters (about 14 and 10) arrive on the isle having booked an Airbnb last minute reservation, only to be denied access when the owner sees that the family is black. With time running out, the mother is frantically searching for a place for them to stay. And what is the connection to the first 3 episode cycle? Just watch, it's an absolute stunner...

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