The series finale of Game of Thrones isn’t the only reason for Ukrainians to renew their HBO subscriptions this month as the American cable TV behemoth is set to release a five-part miniseries based on the 1986 Chornobyl disaster. The frightening trailer tells “the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history”, while A-list actors like Stellan Skarsgard (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Paul Ritter (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Jared Harris (George VI in The Crown), and Academy Award-nominee Emily Watson (Anna Karenina) ensure that the series will focus on “the brave men and women who sacrificed [everything] to save Europe from unimaginable disaster”. As a co-production between HBO and UK-based network Sky, the series was shot in Lithuania and focuses on the event and immediate aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The show premieres on 6 May and will run on consecutive Mondays until 3 June.
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