Fans are raving about HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl. But, the series will remain as is – a limited miniseries. The show explored how the Soviet Union reacted to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, which still is inhabitable to this day. The series touched upon a human, environmental, and political perspective. While it was simply meant for a limited time only, of course; fans can never get enough. Since it blew up in popularity, people have wondered if there’s more? Creator Craig Mazin says no.
“The disaster is not what drew me to Chernobyl. It’s the specifics of Chernobyl. If I were to continue this anthologically, probably it would be another investigation of another aspect of Soviet life because that part is something that is fascinating to me and kind of exciting to view again.”
“I’m a child of the ’70s and ’80s and my life, in part, was shaped by the existence of a nation that doesn’t exist. I wanna know more about it.”
Mazin had previously expressed:
“So, I started researching Chernobyl because I was just generally interested in it and after a couple of weeks of just falling in love with these stories which were so heartbreaking and so shocking I went to Carolynn Strauss, who is an executive producer of Chernobyl along with myself and Jane Featherstone, and she and I went to HBO and said ‘here’s what we want to do’ and HBO said ‘okay, let’s see if you can do it.’ Essentially it started because I was fascinated with a simple question: why did Chernobyl happen? And the truth of that is in my mind more shocking than the actual explosion itself.”
What have you thought of the series and did you want it to come back for a second season?
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