Revisit the Chernobyl Disaster in New Trailer for HBO’s Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
Published 2 weeks ago
Before 2020, HBO had given us a chilling look at the 1986 Chernobyl disaster with Craig Mazin’s Chernobyl, and while that series was a drama, HBO has dropped a look at the documentary series called Chernobyl: The Last Tapes.
Check out the trailer for HBO Original, Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes, which takes a deep-dive behind the 1986 disaster of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Watch never before seen footage and get real-life accounts of the horrific accident.
If anything, the footage feels like a testament to the series’ accuracy because a lot of the imagery is strikingly similar from the soldiers in containment suits to the people in hospital beds suffering from radiation. They even have footage of the helicopter that broke down while it was flying over the site.
It’s also worth noting that, even if the series was critically acclaimed, some changes were made in order to make the dramatization work better. With The Lost Tapes, I think we have a better chance to look at the events as a whole. Some fans even think that this series and the mini-series could be great companion pieces with each other, each giving us a whole new perspective when it came to the accident at Chernobyl, why it happened, and the aftermath of the incident that can still be felt to this day.
Chernobyl: The Last Tapes comes to HBO Max on June 22, but you can catch the dramatized series Chernobyl now on HBO Max.