Five-part mini series Chernobyl, directed by Johan Renck (The Last Panthers), is the first Sky/HBO project to be greenlit through an international partnership to develop big-scale drama, under a $250m multi-year co-production investment deal.
The series focuses on the heart-breaking scale of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened, and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who risked their lives to save others.
Chernobyl is a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility. Jared Harris (Mad Men) will play Valery Legasov, the scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.
Filming begins in Lithuania in Spring 2018.