New Featurette for HBO's CHERNOBYL Focuses on the Huge Scale of the Production


Having had a fascination with the history of the horrific Chernobyl nuclear meltdown disaster, I’m looking forward to this new Chernobyl series being produced by HBO.

Today we have a featurette for the five-part miniseries to share with you that focuses on the massive scale of the production. As you’ll see, the creative team went all out to tell this story. They details they put into bringing it to life it pretty incredible. The video also dives deeper into the story.

On April 26th, 1986, there was an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and that explosion caused the release of radioactive material across Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl dramatizes this story of “one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.”

The series will deal with the event itself and what happened afterwards. The cast for the series includes Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, and Emily Watson.

Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) will star as Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident, while Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) will play Boris Shcherbina, the man responsible for leading the USSR government commission in the wake of the disaster. Watson (Genius, The Theory of Everything) will portray scientist Ulana Khomyuk, who was tasked with getting to the bottom of the deadly accident.

The rest of the cast includes Sam Troughton (The Ritual), Adam Nagaitis (The Terror), Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars Episode VIII), Fares Fares (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Westworld), and David Densik (McMafia.)

The miniseries was written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Hangover), and it was directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad).

Chernobyl is set to premiere on May 6th, 2019 on HBO.

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