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30th Mar 2019

WATCH: The trailer for HBO’s Chernobyl mini-series is absolutely chilling

Wayne Farry

HBO Chernobyl

A new HBO mini-series is never a bad thing.

HBO is renowned for the quality of its programming. There’s been a few duds here and there throughout its history but shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones and True Detective have given the network a reputation for televisual excellence.

Their mini-series in particular have been hugely impressive, with companion shows Band of Brothers and The Pacific being extremely well-received and fondly remembered in the years since they hit our screens.

We could be set for another addition to that list of great series after the network released the trailer for their upcoming mini-series, called Chernobyl.

The series is based on the story of the Chernobyl disaster that happened now-abandoned town of Pripyat in Ukraine on 26 April 1986, and the subsequent fallout.

The trailer suggests that the show will be part mystery, part thriller and part horror, with a number of horrific images showing up in the 2 minute 28 second snippet alone.

The show features a stellar cast including Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson and Irish actor Barry Keoghan and will premiere on 6 May on HBO and Sky Atlantic.

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