HBO Films: “NATIVE SON” and HBO Miniseries: “CHERNOBYL” – Two Strong Stories Not to Be Missed

Though they also surface at other times during the year you can count on every April & May new HBO Films and/or HBO Miniseries drop to the schedule. In 2019, joining 2018’s PATERNO, FAHRENHEIT 451 and THE TALE; 2017’s THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS and THE WIZARD OF LIES; 2016’s CONFIRMATION and ALL THE WAY; 2015’s THE CASUAL VACANCY and BESSIE and 2014’s THE NORMAL HEART comes two new exciting stories from different points on the globe. Joining O.G. in 2019 are NATIVE SON and CHERNOBYL. 

NATIVE SON has already debuted on SATURDAY, APRIL 6 (10:00 – 11:50pm). It is an inner-city drama that is one good story. HBOWatch will get a review in so stay with us. It tells the story of Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young African American living in Chicago who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton (Bill Camp, Emmy-nominee for HBO’s THE NIGHT OF). As Thomas enters this seductive new world of money and power — including a precarious relationship with Dalton’s daughter, Mary (Margaret Qualley, HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS) — he faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever. The cast also includes Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Elizabeth Marvel, David Alan Grier and Sanaa Lathan.  

If you haven’t seen it yet maybe this trailer will get you to do so.    

The five-part miniseries CHERNOBYL debuts MONDAY, MAY 06 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Mondays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. CHERNOBYL dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst manmade catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation. Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O’Neill star. Written by Craig Mazin; directed by Johan Renck; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone and Craig Mazin; co-executive produced by Chris Fry and Johan Renck. Produced by Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Co-Production; filmed on location in Lithuania. 

It stars Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, the ill-fated chief investigator, along with Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, deputy head of the Soviet government and chairman of the commission looking into the accident; and Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, the Soviet nuclear physicist committed to finding out how and why it happened. 

HBO Films & Miniseries are not to be missed! 

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