After the great success of HBO’s new series Chernobyl, Russian TV has chosen to make its very own version so as to set the record straight.
Fundamentally, the Russian version of the show will display the alternative case – that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was the work of a malicious American CIA operative.
In the HBO variant – which has rapidly turned into the most rated TV show on IMDb – the Russian bureaucrats are seen to bungle and fudge their way through the response to the disaster and the subsequent fallout (pun completely intended) that followed.
In the Russian form, which has been authorized by broadcaster NTV, a brave KGB (Soviet secret police) officer will fight like the devil to foil a plot by the USA’s secret service that eventually leads to the incident at reactor number four.
As it occurs, the main shooting for this new series is now in progress in Belarus under the directorship of Alexei Muradov.
Muradov recently spoke to The Moscow Times and explained: “One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that, on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.”
“One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,” the film’s director Alexei Muradov has reportedly said.
He added: “And many historians do not deny that, on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.”