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12th Mar 2019

WATCH: First teaser for HBO’s true-story series Chernobyl teases the start of the meltdown

Rory Cashin

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The new show features a very strong Irish cast.

Detailing the 1986 disaster, HBO’s new four-part mini-series Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the nuclear accident, considered to be one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from an unimaginable disaster.

Directed by Johan Renck (best known for directing David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ music video) and written by Craig Mazin (the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot), it features a headlining cast of Jared Harris (Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), Emily Watson (Red Dragon), and James Cosmo (Game Of Thrones).

Along with all of those, the show also features Irish talent including Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) and Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), with the series tackling the disaster from multiple angles, from the local and world government reacting to the initial explosion, all the way down to the locals who are forced to evacuate large sections of the USSR.

Chernobyl premieres on HBO on Monday 6 May, which means it should be available over here on Sky Atlantic and Now TV from Tuesday 7 May.

Clip via HBO

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