Something rather unique is coming to HBO’s Facebook page this Saturday when the network debuts THE THIRD DAY, “Autumn”, a special live theatrical event to enhance viewers’ experience of the six-episode limited series. HBO audiences will be able to watch this 12-hour event unfold on HBO’s Facebook page with streaming beginning at 1:30 am PT/4:30 am ET. After the initial broadcast, viewers will be able to replay the event in its entirety on HBO’s Facebook page.
Per HBO’s official press release:
For viewers who seek more of THE THIRD DAY, “Autumn” will allow them to be immersed in the world of the show on the island of Osea. A unique live event broadcast online, “Autumn” serves as a bridge between the three episodes of “Summer” and the three episodes of “Winter” while not being requisite for enjoying the limited series. Featuring members of The Third Day cast including Jude Law and Katherine Waterston, viewers will follow the events of a single day in real-time. Florence Welch will also feature in an acting role.
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 blur and distort the lines between what’s real and what’s not. It is created by theatrical innovators Punchdrunk and co-directed by founder and artistic director of Punchdrunk, Felix Barrett, and “Summer” director Marc Munden, with Sky and Punchdrunk producing.
Autumn is without a doubt my favorite time of the year. What’s not to love? You get to watch the leaves change, hoodies and pajama pants are more or less mandatory, the air smells sweet with the scent of campfires, and Halloween arrives to play its tricks and treats. If HBO is going to give us a continuous take on this season of seasons, then I’m all in. Besides, there’s nothing quite like munching on a bucket of popcorn while watching nature thrive and decay (alongside side Jude Law’s sanity) before your very eyes.
If you’re looking to tune in be sure to click the image below and set a reminder for when THE THIRD DAY, “Autumn” goes live on HBO’s Facebook page.