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Chernobyl Creator Craig Mazin Reveals 'Horrifying' Scene Was Cut From The HBO Show

Published Thu Jun 06 2019 By David
Chernobyl Creator Craig Mazin Reveals 'Horrifying' Scene Was Cut From The HBO Show

Chernobyl director reveals 'Shocking' scene was edited out for global broadcasting.

'Chernobyl' has been a shocking experience to TV world since it aired with its disturbing delineation of the 1986 catastrophe in a Ukraine power plant.

Refusing to hold anything down, we've seen everything from miners stripping naked to dig a tunnel, to some of the shocking injuries coming about because of the explosion.

But the show creators have insisted they do have a line – and there was something they cut for just being excessively somber.

The squad was ordered to kill some animals in the radiation zone, leaving viewers screeching at their TV screens.

The creator of HBO's Chernobyl says there was a scene too disturbing for global broadcasting.

It even saw "Pavel" (played by Barry Keoghan) discovering a littler of young puppies, and being looked with the decision of whether to kill them or not.

Speaking to EW, creator Craig Mazin said: "Episode 4 is a tough one. The scenes with the liquidators and the dogs were really hard for a lot of people to watch, and that story actually got worse [in real life]. And it was a first-person story – I was not making it up.”

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Mazin added, "This is an account that somebody told in Svetlana Alexievich's book Voices from Chernobyl. We shot it, but it was just too much."

Craig said it felt abusive, and there was a really weird line between. He added of being grateful for episode 4 getting it all right (for most of the people). The former screenwriter from Hangover franchise said ‘if they had done this other thing, a lot of people would have just blamed us for being mean.’

HBO's Chernobyl follows the 1986 nuclear disaster occurred in then-Soviet Union (now Ukraine) 

The five-part thriller unfolds the horrific story of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, where the nuclear power plant’s reactor core exploded, impending one of the worst man-made disasters of all time.

After its mind-boggling reception, the show at present sits as the highest-rated television series of all time, surpassing the likes of 'Planet Earth,' 'Game of Thrones' and even 'Breaking Bad.'

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In fact, its depiction of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl has driven up the number of tourists wanting to see the plant and the ghostly abandoned town that neighbors it for themselves; 40% rise in trip bookings since the series began airing in May, according to one Chernobyl tour agency.

Last April marked the 33rd commemoration of the Chernobyl disaster in then-Soviet Ukraine, caused by a messed up security test in the fourth reactor of the atomic plant that sent clouds of nuclear material crosswise over a lot of European territories.

The accident killed 31 immediately and forced tens of thousands to flee the affected zone. The final death toll of those killed by radiation-related illnesses such as cancer has been a subject to debate.

A Belarusian study evaluates the total cancer deaths from the disaster at 115,000, in contrast to the World Health Organization’s gauge of 9,000.