HBO released a full trailer for their upcoming miniseries called Chernobyl, It consists of five parts and it will tell the shocking untold true story of the most terrifying nuclear meltdown disaster in Earth’s history. This looks like a solid series which will tell us in detail about the horrific incident of Chernobyl.
On April 26th, 1986, there was an outburst at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and that blast caused the released of radioactive matter across Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl stages 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 afterward. The cast 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.
Also in 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.)
It is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Hangover), and it directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad).
Chernobyl will air on May 6th, 2019 on HBO.