Jared Harris In Chernobyl For Sky / HBO Venture

Five-part mini series Chernobyl, starring Jared Harris (Mad Men), is the first Sky/HBO project to be greenlit under a $250m multi-year co-production investment deal.

Written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (The Last Panthers), 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.

Sky Managing Director of Content, Gary Davey, said: “In Chernobyl, Craig Mazin has achieved something unique – his script is second to none, effortlessly combining the visceral, the tragic and the heroic perspectives behind this devastating event.”

“The scale of the production makes it a perfect first project for our co-production partnership with HBO, encapsulating our ambition to develop high-end drama with international viewpoints and casting.”

Chernobyl begins filming in Lithuania in Spring 2018.