Stellan Skarsgård Set For HBO Drama Chernobyl

Stellan Skarsgård (River) will star alongside Jared Harris (Mad Men) in five-part HBO / Sky co-production Chernobyl, written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (The Last Panthers). Chernobyl follows Soviet nuclear physicist Valerij Legasov (Harris), who was appointed by the Kremlin to investigate the catastrophic nuclear power station disaster of 1986. It will reveal how and why it happened, and tell the remarkable stories of those who risked their lives to save others. President of HBO

Alexander Skarsgård Likely For More Big Little Lies

HBO has announced that Big Little Lies will return for a seven-part second season, written by David E. Kelley based on a story devised by Liane Moriarty which continues on from her original book. The first season was met with huge critical acclaim and rewarded with eight Emmys earlier this year, including Outstanding Director for Jean-Marc Vallée, who will be succeeded by Andrea Arnold for season two, but will remain with the series as an executive producer. The second season will be

Sverrir Gudnason To Lead Girl In The Spider’s Web

Sverrir Gudnason (Borg/McEnroe) will play Mikael Blomquist opposite Claire Foy (The Crown) as Lisbeth Salander in the movie adaptation of The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, which picks up the story from Stieg Larsson’s original Millennium trilogy. In the novel, Salander becomes the target of ruthless cyber gangsters, and a violent criminal conspiracy brings terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves. Gudnason and Foy are joined by Sylvia Hoeks

Nicolai Fuglsig Reveals New Trailer For 12 Strong

Danish director Nicolai Fuglsig has unveiled a new trailer for 12 Strong, a powerful war movie starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in a true story of heroism behind enemy lines. In the wake of the September 11th atrocities, Captain Mitch Nelson leads a US Special Forces team on a mission into Afghanistan. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance as they face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners. Nicolai Fuglsig said

Julie Andem To Showrun Facebook Skam Remake

Writer and director of Norwegian teen drama Skam, Julie Andem, has revealed on Instagram that she will be showrunner for its US remake, Skam Austin, which airs next year on Facebook Watch. She wrote: "Even though teens from all over the world started watching Skam, every choice we made in the show was to serve teens in Norway. At some point it became impossible not to notice the need amongst teens everywhere. The need to open up and discuss topics like