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Stellan Skarsgård to star in new HBO series

Stellan Skarsgård is set to star in a five-part HBO series called Chernobyl, which is directed by Johan Renck.

The series is about Soviet nuclear physicist Valerij Legasov, played by Jared Harris, who was appointed by the Kremlin to investigate the catastrophic nuclear power station disaster of 1986. It will reveal how and why it happened, and tell the remarkable stories of those who risked their lives to save others.

Skarsgård is currently starring in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, both of which will be released next year. He is also confirmed for the Norwegian film Out Stealing Horses, which is directed by Hans Petter Moland and The Long Ships, a Swedish film about Vikings.

 

Chernobyl begins filming in Lithuania from March through until August 2018.

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.