Milan Records announces the release of THE THIRD DAY: WINTER (MUSIC FROM THE LIMITED SERIES) with music by award-winning composer DICKON HINCHLIFFE. Available everywhere Friday, October 9, the album features music written by Hinchliffe for the second half of Sky and HBO's six-part limited series starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris. Today's news follows the September release of The Third Day: Summer (Music from the Limited Series) by Cristobal Tapia de Veer – available everywhere now. The Third Day premiered on HBO and HBO Max on Monday, September 14 and Sky Atlantic (UK) on Tuesday, September 15.
Of the soundtrack, composer DICKON HINCHLIFFE says, "At the heart of the music is Helen's struggle to deal with loss and grief and her energy to survive and discover new ways of being. I wrote themes for solo instruments - violin, cello, piano - that echo both her vulnerability and the stark surroundings of Osea. They accompany Helen on her journey, exploring family relationships and the beautiful but alien landscape of Osea, its culture and inhabitants. As the episodes progress and Helen's struggles intensify the themes start to intertwine and counterpoint each other until new fragile voices emerge."
Created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett, the ground-breaking series from Sky Studios in collaboration with HBO, Plan B and Punchdrunk. The Third Day is a limited series which consists of three separate but interconnected stories that all take place on Osea Island in the UK; ‘Summer', ‘Autumn' and ‘Winter'. ‘Summer' stars Jude Law (HBO's The New Pope) as Sam, a man 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 prompt him to grapple with experiences of loss and trauma hidden in his past through the distorted lens of the present. As boundaries between fantasy and reality fragment, his quest to unlock the truth leads the islanders to reveal a shocking secret.
‘Winter' unfolds over the latter three episodes and stars Naomie Harris (Academy Award nominee for "Moonlight") as Helen, a strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate as the lines between fantasy and fact are distorted. ‘Winter' is written by Kit De Waal, Dean O'Loughlin and Dennis Kelly and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe.