The latest addition to HBO‘s renown miniseries lineup is based on the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster that marked the borders of present-day Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia during the Soviet Union era. The disaster occurred during a safety test that simulated a power-failure, leading to a variety of design flaws to become apparent, and ultimately leading to the event as it is known today. Arguably one of the worst man-made disasters in history, HBO’s latest series will dramatize real-life events of the 1986 incident.
Created by screenwriter and director Craig Mazin, who previously worked on The Hangover and Scary Movie film franchises, the new miniseries will feature prominent actor Stellan Skarsgård and is set to be comprised of five episodes, starting from the start of the events to the disaster itself, to the inevitable clean-up carried out “the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster.” The first episode will premiere on May 6 on HBO.
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