• Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2019-06-24
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 18
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 18.99
From 267 Ratings


Full episodes available 6/24/2019. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months. Approaching the story from every angle, encompassing the perspectives of plant workers, firemen, doctors, scientists, residents and Soviet bureaucrats, the miniseries juxtaposes compelling human stories of bravery and sacrifice with the shocking inertia of a government intent on passing blame and downplaying the dangers of the disaster. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Jared Harris (Emmy nominee for Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia) and Emily Watson (Oscar nominee for Hilary and Jackie and Breaking the Waves), Chernobyl is written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter's War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad).


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  • Real Heroes

    By archive_60
    The "liquidators" who went into chernobyl to save Europe and more are Real Heroes. I only wish more knew of their sacrifice instead of watching fake super hero movies. I hope this show educates more people.
  • Those accents though....

    By Mr. Liberty
    FANTASTIC and gripping storytelling but I'm shocked that no one else seemed to notice that the characters in this series -- set in the Soviet Union...speak with a british accent.
  • So well done

    By Eric Atlanta
    Everything from the writing and directing through the attention to detail and acting are excellent. I predict an Emmy for best series
  • Just.......

    By NIN Mouse
    Jesus. Just so horrifying. So so well done. Great acting, great visuals, the score is the sound of Trent Reznor’s nightmares (FYI: the score is NOT Reznor) and while liberties were taken with some characters, the whole story is utterly gripping and will stick with you.
  • Pure masterpiece

    By narekloryan
    HBO never disappointing
  • Žu

    By Buffaloesss
    Wd then or
  • Absolutely Perfection..

    By MKP Studios
    This mini series is flawless. Highly suggest watching this.. it’ll shock you.
  • Outstanding

    By Jonuel3616
    If you like Fallout or maybe Metro, this is for you
  • Excellent

    By Phillip336
    Just finished watching this in the UK and its by far the best TV of the year so far. Gripping, horrific, depressing and uplifting. The human side of this tragedy is expertly portrayed by a fantastic cast and brilliently done period work. A classic.

    By Mambochambo
    Best historical tv mini series ever!. A moving denunciation of the horrible socialist/communist system atomic accident that paradoxically help to bring down the inhumane Soviet Union!