Star World to premiere ‘Chernobyl’ in India on 15 Sep
MUMBAI: English GEC Star World will premiere historical drama series ‘Chernobyl’ in India starting 15th September, every Sunday at 9 pm. The series showcases the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and has received 17 Emmy nominations this year.
‘Chernobyl’, the five-part mini-series, is a compelling depiction and a recreation of the deadliest nuclear disaster that took place in April 1986 in the Ukranian city – Chernobyl, then a city in the Soviet Union. With gripping imagery and stunning film-making, the show features an ensemble cast led by Jared Harris, Stellan, and Emily Watson. The three of them have received acting nominations at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Also coming with powerful graphic representations that were noticed by audiences and industry veterans, such as a bird falling from the sky on a school’s playground, concrete being poured on to coffins and many more, this series showcased some of the most moving and high-intensity moments from the Chernobyl disaster decades ago.
Created and written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, the series is based in large part on the recollections of the Pripyat (a ghost city post the disaster) locals and as told by Belarusian Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich in her book ‘Voices from Chernobyl’.
The show has received widespread critical acclaim from across the world. Praised as a “fiercely intelligent exposition of the human cost of state censorship”, many reviewers from The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and BBC observed parallels to contemporary society by focusing on the power of information and how dishonest leaders can make mistakes beyond their comprehension.