"Chernobyl" is a 2019 historical drama television series directed by Johan Renck and Craig Mazin.
The starring cast includes Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, Paul Ritter as Anatoly Dyatlov, Jessie Buckley as Lyudmilla Ignatenko, Adam Nagaitis as Vasily Ignatenko, Con O'Neill as Viktor Bryukhanov, Adrian Rawlins as Nikolai Fomin, Sam Troughton as Aleksandr Akimov, Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, Robert Emms as Leonid Toptunov and others.

Here are "Chernobyl" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Chernobyl TV series?

HBO on Thursday, March 28, 2019 released the trailer for "Chernobyl" you can watch here:
Chernobyl (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO.

Plot summary

What is Chernobyl TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "Chernobyl" TV series plot summary.

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 were involved in 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 who dug 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.


Who plays who in the Chernobyl TV series cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Chernobyl" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jared Harris  as Valery Legasov the deputy director of the Kurchatov Institute brought in to aid cleanup efforts
Stellan Skarsgård  as Boris Shcherbina a Council of Ministers' deputy chairman
Paul Ritter  as Anatoly Dyatlov the deputy chief engineer at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Jessie Buckley  as Lyudmilla Ignatenko the wife of Vasily Ignatenko
Adam Nagaitis  as Vasily Ignatenko a Pripyat firefighter and first responder to the Chernobyl fire
Con O'Neill  as Viktor Bryukhanov the manager of Chernobyl
Adrian Rawlins  as Nikolai Fomin the chief engineer at Chernobyl
Sam Troughton  as Aleksandr Akimov the night shift supervisor at Chernobyl
Emily Watson  as Ulana Khomyuk a nuclear physicist from Minsk
Robert Emms  as Leonid Toptunov the senior engineer at Chernobyl
David Dencik  as Mikhail Gorbachev the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mark Lewis Jones  as Vladimir Pikalov the commander of the Soviet chemical forces
Alan Williams  as KGB Chairman Charkov
Ralph Ineson  as Nikolai Tarakanov the chief supervisor of the cleanup operation
Alex Ferns  as Andrei Glukhov the mining crew chief
Barry Keoghan  as Pavel Gremov a civilian liquidator draftee
Fares Fares  as Bacho a Georgian soldier and Soviet - Afghan War veteran
Michael McElhatton  as Andrei Stepashin the prosecutor for the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin
Karl Davies  as Viktor Proskuryakov a senior reactor control engineer trainee at Chernobyl
Adam Lundgren  as Vyacheslav Brazhnik the senior turbine operator at Chernobyl
Nadia Clifford  as Svetlana Zinchenko a doctor treating Vasily Ignatenko and others with radiation sickness
Billy Postlethwaite  as Boris Stolyarchuk the senior unit #4 control engineer at Chernobyl
Joshua Leese  as Igor Kirschenbaum a senior turbine control engineer at Chernobyl
Jamie Sives  as Anatoly Sitnikov the deputy chief operational engineer at Chernobyl sent to inspect the exploded core
Donald Sumpter  as Zharkov a Pripyat executive committee member
Michael Socha  as Mikhail a resident of Pripyat and father of a young baby
Douggie McMeekin  as Aleksandr Yuvchenko a senior engineer-mechanic on duty the night of the explosion
Baltasar Breki Samper  as Alexei Ananenko one of the volunteers
Philip Barantini  as Valeri Bezpalov one of the volunteers
Jay Simpson  as Valeriy Perevozchenko the foreman in the reactor section
Josef Altin  as Soldier
James Cosmo  as Miner
Alexej Manvelov  as Garo an Armenian soldier
Michael Colgan  as Mikhail Shchadov Soviet Minister of Coal Industry
Hilton McRae  as Milan Kadnikov the judge presiding over the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin
Peter Guinness  as Major Burov
Kieran O'Brien  as Valery Khodemchuk the night shift main circulating pump operator at Chernobyl
Natasha Radski  as Russian News Reader
Laura Elphinstone  as Oksana
Jan Ricica  as Oksana's Kid
Gerard Kearns  as Pravik
Michael Shaeffer  as Blond Man
Ron Cook  as Old Maternity Doctor
Povilas Jatkevicius  as Kibenok
Ross Armstrong  as Nikolai Gorbachenko
Paulius Markevicius  as Aleksandr Kudryavstev
Amanda Drew  as Kremlin Aide Female
Oscar Dyekjær Giese  as Baranov
Karolis Kasperavicius  as Viktor Degtaryenko
Darius Petkevicius  as Local Husband
Cait Davis  as Local Wife
Tomas Zaibus  as Policeman
June Watson  as Old Woman Babushka
Matthew Needham  as Dmitri
Rosie Sheehy  as Nurse Pripyat
Sergejus Ivanovas  as Survey Soldier
Caoilfhionn Dunne  as Yenina
Pandora Colin  as Dr. Vetrova
Josef Davies  as Janek
Simonas Dovidauskas  as KGB Driver
Rachel Atkins  as Niyazova
Velta Zygure  as Elderly Librarian
Paulius Cizinauskas  as KGB Agent Library
Mark Bagnall  as Jughashvili (Robot Operator)
Ian Pirie  as Site Officer Masha
Sam Strike  as Misha
Andrew Sheridan  as Biorobot
Sammy Hayman  as Titenok
Lukas Malinauskas  as Biorobot Soldier
Arnas Danusas  as Soldier (Miner's Bus)
Marius Karolis Gotbergas  as Biorobot Soldier
Laurence Spellman  as Commission Heli Pilot
Alison Pargeter  as BCP HQ Aide Female
James Kermack  as Miner
Victor McGuire  as Garanin
Karolis Vilkas  as Miner
Sakalas Uzdavinys  as Ilya Ivanovich Chulkov
Sarunas Datenis  as Soldier (Reactor Site)
Deividas Breive  as Soldier (Mobile Office)
Matas Dirgincius  as Vladimir Tishchura
Aidas Jurgaitis  as Soldier (Shelter)
Aiste S. Gram  as Bartender in Polyssia Hotel
Caolan Byrne  as Day Shift Worker
Stephen Bisland  as Night Shift Worker
Alex Blake  as Petrovich
Daniel Crossley  as Stasiuk
Lucy Russell  as Marina Gruzinskaya
Diarmaid Murtagh  as Zukauskas
Yitzchak Averbuch  as General
Joe Tucker  as Plant Employee


What are Chernobyl filming details?

"Chernobyl" series are produced by HBO, Sky Television plc, Sky UK, 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.


What are critics and audiences saying about Chernobyl TV series?

"Chernobyl" TV series got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 9.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 100/100.

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