Emmy nominated series Chernobyl all set to premiere on Star World

India’s leading English entertainment channel, Star World, is synonymous with the best television content from around the world. While the channel continues its stride on bringing some of the most star-studded, critically acclaimed and audience favourite shows to Indian audiences, this September the channel announces the premiere of the greatest television series of 2019Chernobyl. This historical drama series that showcased the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, has received a whopping 17 Emmy nominations this year. Chernobyl will premiere in India on Star World starting 15th September, every Sunday at 9 PM.

But that’s not the only reason viewers need to catch up with this audience and critic favouite series! 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. 

The mini-series lives up to the hype and is a must watch for all who seek the truth. Immerse yourself in this historical retelling of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster only on Star World starting 15th September at 9 PM.


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