The first high-end TV drama co-production between Sky and HBO is a mini-series based on the real-life nuclear plant disaster at Chernobyl which will film in Lithuania next spring.
“Chernobyl” is a five-part look at the scientists and others who sacrificed to spare the world from a broader disaster in April 1986 when a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. Craig Mazin (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) penned the scripts and Johan Renck (“Breaking Bad”) is directing. Jared Harris will play Valery Legasov, the scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.
The project marks the first co-production between HBO and Sky Television. It hails from Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint.
Lithanunia’s filming profile has been rising in recent years, with high-profile, big-budget dramas such as the BBC/Weinstein Company’s War and Peace basing production there. The country offers a 20% filming incentive and a wide range of varied and historic locations.