Chernobyl is a historical drama television series directed by Johan Renck and Craig Mazin.

Official trailers

HBO on Thursday, March 28, 2019 released the trailer:
Chernobyl (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO.

Story intro

Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the April 1986 nuclear plant disaster which occurred in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Soviet Union), telling the stories of the people who caused the disaster and those who responded to it. The series depicts some of the lesser known stories of the disaster, including the efforts of the firefighters who were the first responders on the scene, volunteers, and teams of miners tasked with digging a critical tunnel under reactor 4. The miniseries is based in large part on the recollections of Pripyat locals, as told by Belarusian Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich in her book Voices from Chernobyl.


Jared Harris
Valery Legasov, the deputy director of the Kurchatov Institute brought in to aid cleanup efforts
Stellan Skarsgård
Boris Shcherbina, the Council of Ministers' deputy chairman
Emily Watson
Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist from Minsk
Paul Ritter
Anatoly Dyatlov, the assistant chief engineer at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Jessie Buckley
Lyudmilla Ignatenko, the wife of Vasily Ignatenko
Adam Nagaitis
Vasily Ignatenko, a Pripyat firefighter and first responder to the Chernobyl fire
Con O'Neill
Viktor Bryukhanov, the manager of Chernobyl
Adrian Rawlins
Nikolai Fomin, the chief engineer at Chernobyl
Sam Troughton
Aleksandr Akimov, the night shift supervisor at Chernobyl
Robert Emms
Leonid Toptunov, the senior engineer at Chernobyl
David Dencik
Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mark Lewis Jones
Vladimir Pikalov, the commander of the Soviet chemical forces
Alan Williams
Charkov, the KGB's first deputy chairman
Alex Ferns
Andrei Glukhov, the mining crew chief
Ralph Ineson
Nikolai Tarakanov, the chief supervisor of the cleanup operation
Barry Keoghan
Pavel Gremov, a civilian liquidator draftee
Fares Fares
Bacho, a Georgian soldier and Soviet - Afghan War veteran
Michael McElhatton
Andrei Stepashin, the prosecutor for the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin
Adam Lundgren
Vyacheslav Brazhnik, the senior turbine operator at Chernobyl
Karl Davies
Viktor Proskuryakov, a senior reactor control engineer trainee at Chernobyl
Donald Sumpter
Zharkov, a Pripyat executive committee member
Billy Postlethwaite
Boris Stolyarchuk, the senior unit #4 control engineer at Chernobyl
Joshua Leese
Igor Kirschenbaum, a senior turbine control engineer at Chernobyl
Nadia Clifford
Svetlana Zinchenko, a doctor treating Vasily Ignatenko and others with radiation sickness
Jamie Sives
Anatoly Sitnikov, the deputy chief operational engineer at Chernobyl sent to inspect the exploded core
Baltasar Breki Samper
Alexei Ananenko, one of the volunteers
Philip Barantini
Valeri Bezpalov, one of the volunteers
Oscar Giese
Boris Baranov, one of the volunteers
Natasha Radski
Russian News Reader
Jay Simpson
Valeriy Perevozchenko, the foreman in the reactor section
Michael Colgan
Mikhail Shchadov, Soviet Minister of Coal Industry
James Cosmo
a miner
Hilton McRae
Milan Kadnikov, the judge presiding over the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin
Kieran O'Brien
Valery Khodemchuk, the night shift main circulating pump operator at Chernobyl
Alexej Manvelov
Garo, an Armenian soldier


The series is produced by HBO, Sky Television plc, Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint and Word Games.

The average duration of each episode is 60 - 72 minutes. Country of origin: United States and United Kingdom. Original language: English.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Chernobyl (miniseries)

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