Jessie Buckley, Paul Ritter, Adrian Rawlins and Con O’Neill to join cast of Sky and HBO’s Chernobyl
An all-star line-up is set to join the cast of Chernobyl, Sky and HBO’s high-end drama, telling the story of one of the worst man-made disasters in history.
A few months ago, we told you the drama starring Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson was set to start filming in Lithuania this Spring. We can now confirm, the actors will be joined on screen by Jessie Buckley (Taboo), Paul Ritter (Electric Dreams), Adrian Rawlins (Darkest Hour) and Con O’Neill (Happy Valley).
Jessie Buckley (pictured) said: “It is a real honour to be part of this important piece of work and share with the world the real truth about the unbelievable bravery and sacrifice that the people of Chernobyl made in order to stop an even greater disaster. I feel incredibly humbled.”
’Unbelievable bravery and sacrifice’
The five-part mini series will screen on Sky Atlantic, although a premiere date is yet to be announced. Produced by Sister Pictures and the Might Mint, Chernobyl marks the first production to be greenlit under a 250m USD multi-year co-production investment deal between Sky and HBO.
Also joining the large-scale production are Sam Troughton (The Ritual), Adam Nagaitis (The Terror), Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Mark Lewis Jones (Apostle), Fares Fares (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and David Densik (McMafia).
Earlier in the year, when Sky first announced it would be teaming up with HBO to produce the series, actors Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson spoke of the gravitas of the subject matter the series depicts.
Skarsgård said: “Nobody would see it as a privilege to spend five months in a dilapidated nuclear plant, unless it was to play in a script like this by Craig Mazin, work with a director like Johan Renck, collaborate with a producer like Jane Featherstone, jam with an actor like Jared Harris and finally be at the feet of Emily Watson whom I have been missing for some twenty years.”
Watson said: “This is a significant piece of work and I'm honoured to be part of it. I can't wait to get started with this amazing group of people, and am especially excited to be working with Stellan again.”
How to get Sky Atlantic
NOW TV is Sky’s streaming service that lets you pick and choose what you want to watch each month without having to sign a contract. An Entertainment Pass will give you access to Sky Atlantic along with 10 other premium channels including Sky One and MTV.
With the Bank Holiday just around the corner, NOW TV has a treat for new customers. If you sign up now, you can get two months of either a Sky Cinema or Entertainment pass for the price of one.
The Entertainment Pass is £7.99 a month and it's just under a tenner (£9.99) for the Sky Cinema Pass. Otherwise, there’s the NOW TV Smart Stick that allows your telly to connect to the internet. It’s £14.99 by itself or £19.99 with a two-month Entertainment Pass.
If you want the full caboodle that Sky TV has to offer and are not scared of commitment, you can get an Entertainment Pack for £20 a month over an 18-month contract.
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