9.4/10
503,711
3,063 user 105 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
Popularity
145 ( 13)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2019  
Top Rated TV #5 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 70 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

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 Jan Ricica ...  Oksana's Kid 3 episodes, 2019
Adrian Rawlins ...  Nikolai Fomin 3 episodes, 2019
Alan Williams ...  KGB Chairman Charkov 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
Mark Lewis Jones ...  General Pikalov 2 episodes, 2019
Adam Lundgren ...  Brazhnik 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Shaeffer ...  Blond Man 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
Jay Simpson ...  Perevozchenko 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
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Kremlin Aide Female 2 episodes, 2019
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...  Baranov 2 episodes, 2019
Karolis Kasperavicius Karolis Kasperavicius ...  Viktor Degtaryenko 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

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

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

Did You Know?

Trivia

Creator/writer Craig Mazin originally intended for the characters to speak with Russian accents, but quickly abandoned this idea after the interview process began, as the accents became a distraction for the actors. 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 »

Connections

Version of Raspad (1990) See more »

User Reviews

 
HBO did it again!
7 May 2019 | by wmeduardowmSee 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!


1,220 of 1,353 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3,063 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official podcast | Official Site | See more »

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 »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed