Following on from the enormous critical success of HBO and Sky’s Chernobyl, Deadline is reporting that Russian state TV channel NTV is producing its own dramatization of the deadly 1986 nuclear disaster.
According to the site, the series will have a patriotic, pro-Russian tone and “will follow 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.”
“[The series] will tell viewers about what really happened back then,” said Alexey Muradov, who will direct the drama.
The five-episode Chernobyl series premiered on HBO and Sky Atlantic last month, and has been universally acclaimed by critics and audiences, although it has also come in for some criticism in the Russian media as being Western propaganda.
via Flickering Myth