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Inside ‘Chernobyl:’ How the TV Show’s Atmospheric Sets Were Created

Screenshot of article posted at The SpacesEditor’s Note: HBO production designer Luke Hull was influenced by the Chernobyl images taken by ASMP Professional Member Gerd Ludwig. See all of the Chernobyl-related stories and photos posted on Ludwig’s website.

Cross-posted from The Spaces
[by Claire Carponen]

New television series Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear disaster that occurred in Ukraine, then part of the former Soviet Union, and its devastating human cost.

The five-part HBO and Sky UK series has been a huge hit, hooking audiences with stories of human bravery, edge-of-seat action and mind-blowing sets. Think dystopian retro-industrial scenes and eerie green tones.

Production designer Luke Hull – who is currently working on the Game of Thrones prequel – explains how the show’s aesthetic conveys the mood of the tragic event, whose impact continues to this day.

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