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Premiere May 6, 2019
Finale June 3, 2019
Creator Craig Mazin
Network/Provider HBO (USA)
Sky (UK)
Style 60-minute drama
Company Sister Pictures,
The Mighty Mint,
Magic Words
Episodes 5
Origin UK / USA

Chernobyl dramatizes 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. 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.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Jared Harris Valery Legasov
Stellan Skarsgård Boris Shcherbina
Emily Watson Ulana Khomyuk
Paul Ritter Anatoly Dyatlov
Jessie Buckley Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Adam Nagaitis Vasily Ignatenko
Con O'Neill Viktor Bryukhanov
Adrian Rawlins Nikolai Fomin
Robert Emms Leonid Toptunov
David Dencik Mikhail Gorbachev
Mark Lewis Jones General Pikalov
Alan Williams KGB Chairman Charkov
Alex Ferns Glukhov
Ralph Ineson General Tarakanov
Barry Keoghan Pavel
Fares Fares Bacho
Michael McElhatton Prosecutor Andrei Stepashin


# Title Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 1:23:45 May 6, 2019 756k 0.19%
2 Please Remain Calm May 13, 2019 1.004M 0.32%
3 Open Wide, O Earth May 20, 2019 1.063M 0.32%
4 The Happiness of All Mankind May 27, 2019 1.193M 0.33%
5 Vichnaya Pamyat June 3, 2019 1.089M 0.3%

All episodes written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck


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