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 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.
Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist. As part of the response team, he was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred. Stellan Skarsgård 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 portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster.
Chernobyl will also star Paul Ritter (Lovesick), Jessie Buckley (Beast), Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) , Con O’Neill (Harlots), Sam Troughton (The Ritual), Adam Nagaitis (The Terror), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Mark Lewis Johns (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi), Fares Fares (Westworld), and David Densik (McMafia).