Published: 10:32, 20 September 2020
| Updated: 10:38, 20 September 2020
A new psychological thriller starring Hollywood movie star Jude Law, part filmed on the Isle of Sheppey , has been released.
The Third Day, Sky's new six-part series, is split into three standalone, yet interconnected, stories.
It will also feature a live episode in what Sky called an "epic theatrical event".
The first story begins with Summer, three episodes on Sky Atlantic, which tells the story of Sam – played by Jude Law – who is drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast.
"Isolated from the mainland, Sam is unable to leave the idyllic and dangerously enchanting world he has discovered, where the secretive rituals of its inhabitants bring him to grapple with experiences of loss and trauma hidden in his past through the distorted lens of the present," Sky says.
After Summer, viewers are brought into the world of The Third Day through Autumn, which is a theatrical show to be broadcast live on Sky Arts, and online.
Sky says: "Capturing events live and in one continuous take, this cinematic broadcast will invite viewers deeper into the mysterious and suspenseful world of The Third Day, and will blur and distort the lines between what’s real and what’s not."
After Autumn comes Winter – episodes four, five and six – which will conclude the stories from The Third Day and will be shown on Sky Atlantic.
Helen, played by Naomie Harris, also finds herself drawn to the island in her pursuit to seek answers.
Filming for The Third Day took place on Sheppey last summer.
The beginning of episodes one and four were filmed at remote Harty.
The scene of Jude Law playing Sam on the phone at the start of episode one is in Harty Ferry Road, with its distinctive telephone lines, which then also feature in the shots at the start of episode four, when Naomie Harris playing Helen is driving through the landscape.
Other scenes were also filmed on Sheppey for episodes five and six – on Shellness Beach and in some of the beach huts there.
The crew stayed at The Ferry House Inn for some of the time they were filming there.
Producer Adrian Sturges said: “I grew up in North Kent and went to school in Rochester – my father had a shirt factory in Sheerness so I knew the landscape of Sheppey well.
"When we were looking for locations for The Third Day we needed something really distinctive and eerie and recced all over Sheppey loved the locations there. We had a great experience filming on the Isle."
Helen Hatton, The Ferry House Inn's marketing manager, said: "It was such a pleasure to have Jude Law and The Third Day crew stay with us.
"As beautiful as our location is, not many A-listers stumble across us, so we were only a little bit star struck! We're very proud that they picked The Ferry House, but for peace, comfort and seclusion I don't think they could have chosen better after a long day's filming."
The three episodes of Summer began airing weekly on Sky Atlantic, starting last Tuesday at 9pm.
The live Autumn theatrical event will be broadcast on October 3 on Sky Arts and online.
The final three episodes, Winter, will then begin airing weekly Sky Atlantic, starting on October 6.
All episodes of The Third Day will also be available on NOW TV.
Sky says each story can be seen individually but watching all three parts "gives you the full experience" of The Third Day.
Sheppey is fast establishing itself as a filming location, with The Third Day the latest in a string of TV programmes and music videos to use the Island as a backdrop.
Just last month recording took place at the Sheppey Crossing, which appears in pop star Dua Lipa’s new track, Levitating.
The video has been viewed 15 million times on YouTube.
Music legend Robbie Williams used Leysdown to shoot his video for Love My Life in 2016. Around 100 people were involved in the shoot.
The singer even rushed to the aid of an excited fan after she crashed her car after spotting him.
And the Island is also no stranger to the small screen.