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[07/26/17 - 03:09 PM]
Five-Part Miniseries "Chernobyl," Starring Jared Harris, Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Television Co-Production, to Begin Filming Next Year
Harris will play Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.

[via press release from HBO]

FIVE-PART MINISERIES "CHERNOBYL," STARRING JARED HARRIS, PRODUCED BY SISTER PICTURES AND THE MIGHTY MINT AS AN HBO/SKY TELEVISION CO-PRODUCTION, TO BEGIN FILMING NEXT YEAR

Written By Craig Mazin; Directed By Johan Renck; Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone And Craig Mazin Executive Produce; Chris Fry And Johan Renck Co-Executive Produce

The five-part HBO miniseries CHERNOBYL, to be produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Television co-production, will begin filming next year, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming.

CHERNOBYL dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Jared Harris will play Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.

Written by Craig Mazin ("The Huntsman: Winter's War") and directed by Johan Renck ("Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead"), CHERNOBYL will be executive produced by Carolyn Strauss (two-time Emmy(R) winner and PGA winner for HBO's "Game of Thrones"; HBO's "Treme"), Jane Featherstone ("Broadchurch," "Flowers") and Craig Mazin, and co-executive produced by Chris Fry ("Humans") and Johan Renck.

"From the moment Craig Mazin pitched us the story, we were convinced that this all-too-true tale of horror and redemption needed to be told," said Antholis. "It will engage? - ?and enrage? - ?our viewers, as well as audiences around the world."

The miniseries is a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility. The miniseries focuses on the heartbreaking scope 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 fought and fell.

Based on powerful real-life events, CHERNOBYL will be the first production of the drama partnership between HBO and Sky.

Jared Harris recently starred in "The Crown" and received an Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Mad Men." His film credits include "Allied," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Lincoln," among others.

Filming will begin in Lithuania in spring 2018.





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[08/21/17 - 01:05 PM]
Netflix Renews "Friends from College" for a Second Season
With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

[08/21/17 - 12:40 PM]
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 Series Continues with "Year of the Scab" on September 12
On Tuesday, September 12, ESPN Films' award-winning "30 for 30" documentary series will continue with a feature-length film on the group of men who replaced the Washington Redskins team during the 1987 NFL players strike.

[08/21/17 - 11:44 AM]
TV One's "Rickey Smiley for Real" Garners Second Consecutive Week of Growth Among Women 18-49 and 25-54
TV One further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 15.

[08/21/17 - 10:38 AM]
CBS News to Broadcast President Trump's Primetime Address Tonight
Anthony Mason will anchor the coverage beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/21/17 - 10:12 AM]
Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson Joins FOX Sports
"We couldn't be more excited to add Eric's voice to our programming slate," said Whit Albohm.

[08/21/17 - 09:33 AM]
VH1 Greenlights "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" for a Third Season and Brings Back the Emmy(R)-Nominated "Untucked" Aftershow for the Regular Series
"The world is calling out to see more of these beautiful queens and I am going to give them every bit of it they can handle," said executive producer and host RuPaul.

[08/21/17 - 09:29 AM]
More Southern Home Renos on the Way as HGTV Renews "Flip or Flop Atlanta" for Second Season
HGTV has picked up 14 episodes of the series for a sophomore season.

[08/21/17 - 09:06 AM]
TLC and Investigation Discovery Partner to Present "Chandra Levy: An American Murder Mysyery"
The three-hour special event premieres Monday, September 4 at 8:00/7:00c on TLC.

[08/21/17 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Off Competition
The Eye wins the night among total viewers as well as adults 18-49.

[08/21/17 - 08:12 AM]
Oxygen Media Searches for Answers in a New Six-Part Event Series "The Disappearance of Maura Murray" Beginning Saturday, September 30 at 9PM ET/PT
Oxygen Media dives head first into the unnerving suspicion and conspiracies surrounding one of the most prominent cold cases of the social media age.

[08/21/17 - 08:05 AM]
Video: Teaser for the Netflix Original Series "Marvel's The Punisher"
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld.

[08/20/17 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Split Demo Crown
NASCAR on the Peacock and a rebroadcast of its Princess Diana special on the Eye lead the evening.

[08/19/17 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets Another Bump from "Big Brother" Special
The Eye edges the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/18/17 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 18
Updates include: D.J. Nash sells projects to ABC, CBS; Kevin Falls brings "The Unrequited" to NBC; and Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt set up "God Friended Me" at CBS.

[08/18/17 - 12:05 PM]
Walkers Are Invading AMC for "The Walking Dead" Multi-Weekend Marathon Event Beginning Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 A.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Preview Special" on Sunday, September 10.