Horrors are always scarier when they're based on a true story right? Well this new series defs looks it judging from the trailer which you can watch above.
The five-part series is based off the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, telling the real-life story of the tragic events that unfolded leading up to, during and after the 1986 event.
The disaster killed 31 within the first 3 months, and 237 suffered from acute radiation sickness. It was one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, and specialists still don't know and may never find out how many people died because of it. Yeah, sounds like a horror story alright.
HBO describe the series as the following:
"On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. 'Chernobyl' dramatizes the story of the 1986 accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster."
Over 25 years ago, John Gittus of the Royal Academy of Engineering told the UK government he believed the death toll of Chernobyl would reach 10,000. Years later though and some researchers put it well into six figures, according to New Scientist.
Yikes. We'll def be holding out for this one.