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Sky's Chernobyl: the disaster story that needed to be told

Chernobyl (Credit: Sky/HBO)

“I wanted to make a drama unlike anything else, because Chernobyl was unlike anything else. I wanted it to be as unique as the event itself.” That was the ambitious goal set by writer and producer Craig Mazin for his epic mini-series about the Soviet power plant that caught fire on 26 April 1986, triggering the most disastrous nuclear accident in history. And Mazin has succeeded.

Hugh Skinner and Nina Sosanya join the cast of Sky's Little Birds

The new cast members will join previously announced Juno Temple (Dirty John), Yumna Marwan (The Valley) and Raphael Acloque (24: Legacy) in the six-part drama.

Set in Tangier in 1955, Little Birds follows American Lucy Savage (Juno Temple) as she wishes to break free from the society she has been confined to and searches for independence in Morocco. Her fiancé Hugo Cavendish-Smyth (Hugh Skinner), an aristocratic English Lord, is torn between his love for Lucy and his lover, the smart and sharp Adham Abaza (Raphael Acloque).

Watch the trailer for Game of Thrones' final series

Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) (Credit: HBO)

Based on the series of novels by George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, the show’s previous series saw Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) seek an alliance with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) to prepare for the arrival of the Night King.

The new trailer sees a line of characters, including Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) preparing for war in Winterfell, as a smug Cersei remains safe in the Red Keep.