Chernobyl (2019)
261 user 9 critic

Vichnaya Pamyat 

3:38 | Clip

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.


Johan Renck


Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Douggie McMeekin ... Yuvchenko
Jamie Sives ... Sitnikov
Michael Socha ... Mikhail
Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Jan Ricica Jan Ricica ... Oksana's Kid
Laura Elphinstone ... Oksana
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Paul Ritter ... Anatoly Dyatlov
Adrian Rawlins ... Nikolai Fomin
Con O'Neill ... Viktor Bryukhanov
Simonas Dovidauskas Simonas Dovidauskas ... KGB Driver
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Alan Williams ... KGB Chairman Charkov
Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina


Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

3 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sister Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The title is Ukrainian for "Memory Eternal". It is a chant intoned during Orthodox Christian church services of varying kinds. In the Eastern Orthodox church it is chanted on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, for all the deceased Orthodox Christians. See more »


Following the trial in Chernobyl in July 1987, an overhead camera shot pans over a stretch of the town. Though more than a year had passed since the town had been evacuated, the grass is still neatly kept and there are no branches strewn anywhere from rain and snowstorms. See more »


Judge Milan Kadnikov: Professor Legasov, if you mean to suggest the Soviet State is somehow responsible for what happened, then I must warn you, you are treading on dangerous ground.
Valery Legasov: I've already trod on dangerous ground. We're on dangerous ground right now, because of our secrets and our lies. They are practically what define us. When the truth offends, we lie and lie until we can no longer remember it is even there, but it is still there. Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is ...
See more »


Vechnaya Pamyat (Memory Eternal)
Performed by Homin Lviv Municipal Choir
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fitting end to the most important tv show ever produced
4 June 2019 | by tridordSee all my reviews

Everything was tied up nicely and the creators achieved one of the most difficult things in cinematography: a satisfying end without sacrificing authenticity and maintaining the logic they started with. The ingenuity of the creators never ceases to amaze me in the way they manage to make people understand the more technical aspects.

I beg everyone to ignore the review bombing that is happening right now, it's disrespectful to the heroes that went through this tragedy and portrays the shallowness of the times.

143 of 148 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 261 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

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