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TV-MA | | Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2019)
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Airs Tue. May. 21, 11:30 PM on HBO

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.


Craig Mazin
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Mon, May 27 at 11:00 PM on HBO

Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

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Monday, May 20

Valery creates a detailed plan to decontaminate Chernobyl; Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband's contamination.

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Monday, May 13



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Series cast summary:
Jared Harris ...  Valery Legasov 5 episodes, 2019
Stellan Skarsgård ...  Boris Shcherbina 5 episodes, 2019
Jessie Buckley ...  Lyudmilla Ignatenko 5 episodes, 2019
Adam Nagaitis ...  Vasily Ignatenko 5 episodes, 2019
Sam Troughton ...  Akimov 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Emms ...  Leonid Toptunov 5 episodes, 2019
Emily Watson ...  Ulana Khomyuk 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Ritter ...  Anatoly Dyatlov 4 episodes, 2019
Con O'Neill ...  Bryukhanov 4 episodes, 2019
Adrian Rawlins ...  Fomin 4 episodes, 2019
Karl Davies ...  Viktor Proskuryakov 3 episodes, 2019
David Dencik ...  Michail Gorbatchev 3 episodes, 2019
Barry Keoghan ...  Pavel 3 episodes, 2019
Mark Lewis Jones ...  General Pikalov 2 episodes, 2019
Alan Williams ...  KGB Chairman Charkov 2 episodes, 2019
Nadia Clifford Nadia Clifford ...  Dr. Svetlana Zinchenko 2 episodes, 2019
Gerard Kearns ...  Pravik 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Shaeffer ...  Blond Man 2 episodes, 2019
Povilas Jatkevicius Povilas Jatkevicius ...  Kibenok 2 episodes, 2019
Ron Cook ...  Old Maternity Doctor 2 episodes, 2019
Laura Elphinstone ...  Oksana 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Socha ...  Mikhail 2 episodes, 2019
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Kremlin Aide Female 2 episodes, 2019
Jan Ricica Jan Ricica ...  Oksana's Kid 2 episodes, 2019
Cait Davis ...  Local Wife 2 episodes, 2019
Darius Petkevicius ...  Local Husband 2 episodes, 2019
Baltasar Breki Samper ...  Ananenko 2 episodes, 2019
Philip Barantini ...  Bezpalov 2 episodes, 2019
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...  Baranov 2 episodes, 2019
Donald Sumpter ...  Zharkov 2 episodes, 2019
Joshua Leese ...  Igor Kirschenbaum 2 episodes, 2019
Tomas Zaibus Tomas Zaibus ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 2019


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.

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Release Date:

6 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chernobyl See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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The actors talk to each other in their natural English. But all speech heard through artificial means - through the radio, emergency telephone call recordings, Soviet television news and even announcements made through public address systems - is in Russian. See more »

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So far looks excellent
8 May 2019 | by LladeratSee all my reviews

Im ukrainian, born in 1988 and still live here. I want to give the authors of this show a big thumbs up for the whole set they have made. Every little detail of the buildings, flats, uniforms, clothes, cars, especially big thumbs up for ambulance "RAFiks" (RAF-2203), almost everything is 99% identical to the real things of the time, just a few mistakes on some signs that have been written in a mix of russian\ukrainian and some other unknown language, but it all doesnt matter, because what i have seen previously in other movies about soviets were so bad that its not even comparable to this. The other thing is this "comrade" word that almost everyone throws while calling or shouting at someone, its just one of those stereotypes thats still left in western world, in reality no one in an everyday life talked like that, especially not in Ukraine in 1986, it was mainly used in 'official' language in meetings and media, people just talked like you and i would today. Apart from this two small inaccuracies i am shocked at the level of production of this show, it is very good, no one outside of Ukraine has ever made a good tv series about Chernobyl before, i have a weird feeling it was made by someone from USSR, because there was zero moments where i cringed watching it. It was mostly "spot on", "spot on", "wow, spot on". Can't wait for the next episode!!!

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