HBO has released a full trailer for their upcoming five-part miniseries called Chernobyl and it will tell the tragic untold true story of the most horrific nuclear meltdown disaster in history. This looks like it’s going to be a great and seriously intense series. This looks like it was an absolute nightmare.
On April 26th, 1986, there was an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, and that explosion caused the released 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.