LCF Resident Seeks Specific Reaction From Nuclear-Disaster Drama ‘Chernobyl’

Craig Mazin works with Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard on the set of Mazin’s HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” premiering Monday. Mazin and his wife, Melissa, recently were honored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation.
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Craig Mazin works with Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard on the set of Mazin’s HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” premiering Monday. Mazin and his wife, Melissa, recently were honored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Craig Mazin, the writer and executive producer of HBO’s upcoming “Chernobyl,” wants the historical drama’s viewers to think about what happens when truth is ignored because it doesn’t fit into a narrative.
The five-part miniseries about the 1986 Chernobyl event in Soviet Ukraine — believed to be the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history — is set to premiere Monday, May 6.
“I want them to think about what it means to live in a government where people at the highest level are lying to you all the time,” Mazin, who recently was honored for his service on behalf of LCF’s public schools, said in a recent phone interview. “I want them to think about what it means to live in a world where a lot of what is purported to be true is not.” Continue reading “LCF Resident Seeks Specific Reaction From Nuclear-Disaster Drama ‘Chernobyl’”