Everyone has been raving about HBO’s “Chernobyl” recently, so much so that Russia itself has taken notice and is ‘fighting back’ as it were.
Russian state TV channel NTV will reportedly soon air its own drama version about the deadly 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown disaster, but this one is obviously far more pro-Russian and reportedly makes the suggestion a CIA spy was present for the catastrophic accident.
The Guardian has a description for the series which follows a CIA agent dispatched to Pripyat to gather intelligence on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the Russian counterintelligence agent sent to track him down. Series director Alexey Muradov says the show tells viewers “about what really happened back then.”
HBO’s “Chernobyl” wrapped up its five-episode run last weekend.