9.5/10
381,042
2,734 user 97 critic

Chernobyl 

Trailer
2:28 | Trailer
In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Creator:

Craig Mazin
Reviews
Popularity
82 ( 5)

The Rise of Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård, known for his performances in the Pirates franchise, and the MCU films, stars in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl." What other roles has he played?

Watch now

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2019  
Top Rated TV #5 | Won 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Sherlock (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
True Detective (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams
Black Mirror (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel
Westworld (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris
Stranger Things (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
Narcos (2015–2017)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
Fargo (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Stars: David Attenborough
Money Heist (TV Series 2017)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A group of unique robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain and take home 2.4 billion euros.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jessie Buckley ...  Lyudmilla Ignatenko 5 episodes, 2019
Jared Harris ...  Valery Legasov 5 episodes, 2019
Stellan Skarsgård ...  Boris Shcherbina 5 episodes, 2019
Adam Nagaitis ...  Vasily Ignatenko 4 episodes, 2019
Emily Watson ...  Ulana Khomyuk 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Ritter ...  Anatoly Dyatlov 4 episodes, 2019
Robert Emms ...  Leonid Toptunov 4 episodes, 2019
Sam Troughton ...  Alexandr Akimov 4 episodes, 2019
Karl Davies ...  Viktor Proskuryakov 3 episodes, 2019
Michael Socha ...  Mikhail 3 episodes, 2019
Laura Elphinstone ...  Oksana 3 episodes, 2019
Jan Ricica ...  Oksana's Kid 3 episodes, 2019
Alan Williams ...  KGB Chairman Charkov 3 episodes, 2019
Adrian Rawlins ...  Nikolai Fomin 3 episodes, 2019
Con O'Neill ...  Viktor Bryukhanov 3 episodes, 2019
Douggie McMeekin ...  Yuvchenko 2 episodes, 2019
Nadia Clifford Nadia Clifford ...  Dr. Svetlana Zinchenko 2 episodes, 2019
David Dencik ...  Mikhail Gorbachev 2 episodes, 2019
Gerard Kearns ...  Pravik 2 episodes, 2019
Adam Lundgren ...  Brazhnik 2 episodes, 2019
Mark Lewis Jones ...  General Pikalov 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Shaeffer ...  Blond Man 2 episodes, 2019
Jay Simpson ...  Perevozchenko 2 episodes, 2019
Jamie Sives ...  Sitnikov 2 episodes, 2019
Ron Cook ...  Old Maternity Doctor 2 episodes, 2019
Povilas Jatkevicius Povilas Jatkevicius ...  Kibenok 2 episodes, 2019
Joshua Leese ...  Kirschenbaum 2 episodes, 2019
Ross Armstrong ...  Nikolai Gorbachenko 2 episodes, 2019
Paulius Markevicius Paulius Markevicius ...  Aleksandr Kudryavstev / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Billy Postlethwaite ...  Boris Stolyarchuk 2 episodes, 2019
Ralph Ineson ...  General Tarakanov 2 episodes, 2019
Baltasar Breki Samper ...  Ananenko 2 episodes, 2019
Barry Keoghan ...  Pavel 2 episodes, 2019
Philip Barantini ...  Bezpalov 2 episodes, 2019
Karolis Kasperavicius Karolis Kasperavicius ...  Viktor Degtaryenko 2 episodes, 2019
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Kremlin Aide Female 2 episodes, 2019
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...  Baranov 2 episodes, 2019
Cait Davis ...  Local Wife / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Darius Petkevicius ...  Local Husband 2 episodes, 2019
Donald Sumpter ...  Zharkov 2 episodes, 2019
Tomas Zaibus Tomas Zaibus ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Edit

Storyline

In April 1986, a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine. This series follows the stories of the men and women, who tried to contain the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and worse one.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What is the cost of lies?


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chernobyl See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Parallel to the show, after each episode's release, HBO released a podcast for each episode, "The Chernobyl Podcast," in which creator/writer Craig Mazin talks with Peter Sagal about many behind-the-scenes details about the writing and the production, and explained more about the history and real events behind the episode's storyline and the characters. Because of the series' underlying theme of lies, Mazin decided to do the podcast specifically to address discrepancies between historical fact and fiction, and which elements depicted were fictional and why. See more »

Goofs

People refer to each other in the form "Comrade-surname," which is inappropriate among colleagues. Dyatlov's subordinates would have called him "Dyatlov" among themselves and "Anatoly Stepanovich" (his first name and patronymic) when addressing him directly, rather than "Comrade Dyatlov." However, it is likely the writers decided against using the correct forms of address to avoid confusion with non-Russian viewers, who might think, for example, that Stepanovich is Dyatlov's surname. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
HBO did it again!
7 May 2019 | by eduardoafescutaSee all my reviews

The first episode somehow surpassed my expectations for what this TV Show would do with the biggest nuclear disaster ever! Without giving any spoilers besides the obvious, the cinematic quality is unbelievable! I found myself looking at many transition scenes with disbelief, a complete state of shock- that's how good the first episode of HBO's mini-series "Chernobyl" was! The writing wasn't LEGENDARY but it was great, but most importantly, consistent! Every actor did an amazing job at portraying each character and their feelings, which ultimately, led to a even greater ambience. When the episode ended, I was left with a feeling like if I was in Chernobyl! I felt like I was contaminated by radiation. Although that might sound silly, I really felt unwell after watching "Chernobyl"! That just shows how incredibly effective the first episode was on displaying the horrific events that took place in Chernobyl, and how many lives were absolutely destroyed and affected following the disaster. So far, a must-watch!


1,115 of 1,235 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2,734 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed