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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. Show More


Chernobyl (2019) is a gripping and haunting miniseries that delves into the catastrophic events that occurred in April 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union. This meticulously researched and masterfully crafted drama details the aftermath of the explosion, which ranks among the most devastating man-made disasters in history.

The series begins with the explosion itself, and quickly transitions to the response by the Soviet government, led by Deputy Director of the plant, Anatoly Dyatlov, who attempts to downplay the severity of the situation. As the extent of the disaster becomes apparent, nuclear physicist Valery Legasov and government official Boris Shcherbina are called upon to investigate and contain the situation.

As the story unfolds, the series exposes the political cover-up and the struggle to confront the truth. It highlights the bravery and sacrifice of the workers who risked their lives to contain the radiation, and the toll it took on their physical and mental well-being.

Chernobyl (2019) is a harrowing exploration of the human cost of a disaster that shook the world. With its stunning visuals, powerful performances, and a chilling score, this series will captivate and educate audiences, shedding light on a dark chapter in history.

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06 May 2019


Craig Mazin


Won 10 Primetime Emmys. 84 wins & 60 nominations total