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- "The Third Day" will premiere on the HBO network and HBO Max streaming service on September 14 at 9 p.m. ET.
- The six-episode miniseries is separated into two main parts, "Summer" and "Winter," with three episodes in each.
- A live "Fall" episode will be produced as an additional immersive theatre event in between the airings of "Summer" and "Winter."
- An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, and new members can get a free one-week trial.
HBO's new limited series, "The Third Day," will debut on September 14. The drama features a unique structure, with two distinct parts consisting of three episodes each, and a special live episode that's set to air in between both parts.
"The Third Day" focuses on a man, Sam (Jude Law), and a woman, Helen (Naomie Harris), who both travel to a mysterious British island at separate times. The locals on the island appear to be hiding a dark secret and wish to hold onto their traditions no matter the cost. The first part, starring Law, is titled "Summer," while the third part, starring Harris, is titled "Winter."
Unlike parts one and three, the second part of the series won't consist of three episodes. Instead, the special "Fall" installment will actually take the form of an immersive theatre event set to be filmed and broadcast live from London in one continuous take with no cuts.
"The Third Day" also stars Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson, and Paddy Considine. The show is created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett. Kelly is best known as the creator of the conspiracy thriller "Utopia," while Barrett is the Artistic Director of the British theatre company Punchdrunk.
Early reviews for "The Third Day" have been mostly positive. The show currently holds a "70% Fresh" rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
How to watch "The Third Day"
To watch "The Third Day" when it debuts on September 14, you'll need a subscription to the HBO cable channel or HBO Max streaming service. New episodes will debut every Monday night at 9 p.m ET through October 19.
It's not yet clear when the live "Fall" episode will air, but HBO's press materials state that the production will be shown online. We'll update this article when a day and time are confirmed.
The HBO network is available through numerous pay-TV cable and satellite packages. HBO Max is a standalone streaming service with all of HBO's movies and shows, plus a ton of extra WarnerMedia titles.
HBO Max costs $14.99 per month. You can sign up for the service through the HBO Max website. HBO Max is also offered as a paid add-on to other streaming platforms, including Hulu, Apple TV, and YouTube TV. No matter how you sign up, new HBO Max customers can receive a free one-week trial.
The HBO Max app is available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, and Samsung smart TVs. Unfortunately, Roku and Fire TV products do not currently include access to the HBO Max app.
Outside of the US, "The Third Day" will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
What other shows and movies are on HBO Max?
In addition to "The Third Day," HBO Max offers a large library of films and series, including HBO's entire catalog of movies and original shows.
HBO Max also features new exclusive titles, like the sci-fi show "Raised by Wolves," the Anna Kendrick-led anthology series "Love Life," and the Seth Rogen comedy "An American Pickle."
Subscribers to HBO Max can also watch a growing selection of additional WarnerMedia shows and movies not found on the regular HBO channel, including content from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Criterion Collection, Studio Ghibli, Adult Swim, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and Warner Bros.
For more detailed thoughts on HBO Max, be sure to read our full review of the service here.