Chernobyl

  (2019-05-06)

Chernobyl is a Drama TV Series created by . It stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, among others.

Chernobyl is currently rated 8.6 stars on the ReelBugs scale.

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Title Chernobyl
Genres Drama
Episodes 5
Status Ended
Countries US
Runtime 70 min
Website Chernobyl

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Chernobyl Summary


A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.


Chernobyl Cast


Jared Harris in Chernobyl as Valery Legasov Image
Jared Harris

Valery Legasov

Stellan Skarsgård in Chernobyl as Boris Shcherbina Image
Stellan Skarsgård

Boris Shcherbina

Emily Watson in Chernobyl as Ulana Khomyuk Image
Emily Watson

Ulana Khomyuk

Paul Ritter in Chernobyl as Anatoly Dyatlov Image
Paul Ritter

Anatoly Dyatlov

Jessie Buckley in Chernobyl as Lyudmilla Ignatenko Image
Jessie Buckley

Lyudmilla Ignatenko

Adam Nagaitis in Chernobyl as Vasily Ignatenko Image
Adam Nagaitis

Vasily Ignatenko

David Dencik in Chernobyl as Mikhail Gorbachev Image
David Dencik

Mikhail Gorbachev

Con O'Neill in Chernobyl as Viktor Bryukhanov Image
Con O'Neill

Viktor Bryukhanov

Adrian Rawlins in Chernobyl as Nikolai Fomin Image
Adrian Rawlins

Nikolai Fomin

Sam Troughton in Chernobyl as Alexandr Akimov Image
Sam Troughton

Alexandr Akimov

Robert Emms in Chernobyl as Leonid Toptunov Image
Robert Emms

Leonid Toptunov

Mark Lewis Jones in Chernobyl as General Pikalov Image
Mark Lewis Jones

General Pikalov

Alan Williams in Chernobyl as KGB Chairman Charkov Image
Alan Williams

KGB Chairman Charkov

Alex Ferns in Chernobyl as Glukhov Image
Alex Ferns

Glukhov

Ralph Ineson in Chernobyl as General Tarakanov Image
Ralph Ineson

General Tarakanov

Barry Keoghan in Chernobyl as Pavel Image
Barry Keoghan

Pavel

Fares Fares in Chernobyl as Bacho Image
Fares Fares

Bacho

Michael McElhatton in Chernobyl as Prosecutor Andrei Stepashin Image
Michael McElhatton

Prosecutor Andrei Stepashin


Parents Guide


Chernobyl is rated TV-MA. It is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. For a more detailed description, check out Chernobyl - Parents Guide


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Veracitandiness
March 20, 2019

Hope it is an actual historically accurate portrayal of the event and not just a backdrop for a horror story.

 
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Unacclimaginian
March 11, 2019

Hey, dear HBO, why not at 26 of April?

 
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Orcemendationed
March 19, 2019

Cant wait for the sequel "fukushima".

 
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Dricentiplexicompeded
March 16, 2019

50 thousand people used to live here, now it's a ghost town

Cpt. Macmillan

 
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Orcharangelicatabouts
March 12, 2019

My father and grandfather were there. The grandfather received the medal "Hero of Chernobyl", rest in peace grandpa. I hope for a true and high-quality film.

 
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Dricented
March 11, 2019

G E T O U T O F H E R E S T A L K E R

 
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Dricentimekeepenulatines
March 11, 2019

That radiation ticking sound gives me all kinds of Metro flashbacks. =)

 
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Assuralisher
March 20, 2019

Anyone else appreciate the fact that they're playing this up for what it probably was? A real-life horror story?

 
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Traliabillinist
March 22, 2019

The Liquidators were heroes. Good to see that they're getting a slice of recognition!

 
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Unacclimaxes
March 21, 2019

"Dogs, I hate dogs."
Cpt. MacMillan

 
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Glaciologarizes
March 22, 2019

Are you daft? Stay out of the radioactive areas!

-Captain MacMillan

 
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Verablutifielderintelepositude
March 16, 2019

A H N U C H E E K I B R E E K I I V D A M K E

 
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Assumphinatizes
March 12, 2019

Ну ролик хороший, даже жутко как то стало, не по себе . Страшная трагедия была

 
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Unaccommodatoriate
March 19, 2019

Должно быть годно. Надеюсь HBO сделают как умеют, а не как могут (без клюквы)

 
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Unacclaimablism
March 21, 2019

Will we get to see the Elephant's Foot?

 
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Orcemetrichiselenings
March 11, 2019

Ну...хоть не наши снимают:) а так очень красивый тизер

 
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Zoopatrolitheticising
March 22, 2019

hope they give credit to all those workers who sacrificed their lifes to clean all this radioactive mess and build sarcophagus

 
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Unacclaimablutions
March 21, 2019

I see a bunch of people going NuClEaR EvIl BeCauSe ChErnObYL in the comment section, so here we go...

Chernobyl is kind of the class example of how not to design a nuclear reactor. Modern reactors (Including the western ones built at the time of the disaster) have 5 meter thick concrete walls surrounding the reactor in order to contain any meltdown, and multiple backup sensors and security measures. Chernobyl had none of these. On top of that, the idiots decided to do a late night safety test while some of the safety systems were intentionally turned off, with the less-experienced backup crew doing the testing. (Crews rotate, and the primary crew was on vacation). Finally, the evacuation was completely botched. They didn't begin the evacuation until 2 days later, and didn't even want to admit that a disaster had taken place until 3 days later, when the winds had blown the radioactive fallout to the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden, setting off their radiation alarms.

All these things considered, only about 6000-70000 people died as a result of this accident: 49 immediately after the accident, the rest from long-term increased cancer risks. (Difficult to estimate, hence the huge variation in death toll from different reports.).
These deaths could have been prevented with a properly designed reactor and an immediate evacuation of the area.
Chernobyl should be seen as the worst case scenario, not a fair representation of the average nuclear power plant.

This should be compared with recent reports that air pollution kills 800000 people a year in Europe.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/12/air-pollution-deaths-are-double-previous-estimates-finds-research
That figure is probably way higher in countries like India and China due to higher population density and greater dependence on fossil fuels.

Why do I bring this up? Because nuclear power creates huge amounts of fossil free energy, 24/7, regardless of the weather. We need to expand it if we'll have any chance of making the 2050 Paris goal, and you alarmists are not helping. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar have the inherent problem of being intermittent power sources. When their power productions dip, the countries that use large amounts of renewables fire up the coal plants, thus making them produce more c02 emissions than the countries that have a lot of nuclear. See for yourselves: https://www.electricitymap.org/?page=country&solar=false&remote=true&wind=false&countryCode=DE

 
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Zoopatrilegiant
March 12, 2019

чего тебе надо, сталкер? иди своей дорогой

 
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Veracitanker
March 13, 2019

''I want you to find a stalker called Nimble ..''

 
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Assumphanted
March 11, 2019

0.35 - fireman's equipment in the basement of the hospital. IRL this thing are still there, and still are radioactive. Good scene.

 
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Cabalinitratiatory
March 23, 2019

GET OUT OF HERE STALKER

 
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Orchardheads
March 11, 2019

"50,000 people used to live here, now it's a ghost town. Never seen anything like it..."

 
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Dricentimetermiest
March 16, 2019

Glory for heroes who died to save the world ..glory for liquidators

 
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Shoshorsensitivist
March 12, 2019

1.3k likes vs 17 dislikes. Ah noo cheeki-breeki i v damke!

 
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