Here’s a trailer for HBO and Sky Atlantic’s new Chernobyl drama.
The officials synopsis for the show reads: “The official synopsis for this one runs thus: “On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.
“Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster.”
The five-part miniseries began filming in Lithuania in northern-eastern Europe last summer.
Chernobyl stars Jared Harris (The Crown) as Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist who was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred.
Stellan Skarsgård (Thor) plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident.
Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) plays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster.
The cast also includes Paul Ritter (Lovesick), Jessie Buckley (The Woman in White), Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Con O’Neill (Harlots) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk).
Watch the trailer:
Chernobyl is currently airing in the USA on Monday nights on HBO and in the UK on Tuesday nights on Sky Atlantic.