Created By / Written By
Craig Mazin
Executive Produced By
Craig Mazin
Carolyn Strauss
Jane Featherstone
Co-executive Produced By
Johan Renck
Chris Fry
Produced By
Sanne Wohlenberg
Directed By
Johan Renck
Jared Harris
Stellan Skarsgård
Emily Watson
Paul Ritter
Jessie Buckely
Adam Nagaitis
Release Date
May 2019
4 x 60 mins, 1 x 90mins (330 mins) (entire series)
Production Partners
The Mighty Mint
Word Games
Distribution By
HBO International

Chernobyl dramatises the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. It is a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility. The miniseries focuses on the heartbreaking scope of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened, and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who fought and fell.

Chernobyl has won more than 60 awards, including 10 Prime Time Emmy's (including Best Limited Series, Best Director, Best Writer ), two Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actor, Stellan Skarsgard, and Best Mini-Series or Television Film) and nine BAFTAS (including Best Director, Best Mini-Series, Best Actor - Jared Harris ).

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“truly excellent television, harrowing and incredibly poignant.”