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On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months. Approaching the story from every angle, encompassing the perspectives of plant workers, firemen, doctors, scientists, residents and Soviet bureaucrats, the miniseries juxtaposes compelling human stories of bravery and sacrifice with the shocking inertia of a government intent on passing blame and downplaying the dangers of the disaster. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Jared Harris (Emmy nominee for Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia) and Emily Watson (Oscar nominee for Hilary and Jackie and Breaking the Waves), Chernobyl is written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter's War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). Chernobyl Wiki

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1 - 1:23:45
April 26, 1986, USSR. An early-morning explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sends workers scrambling to assess the damage. When reports reach the control room that the reactor's core is "gone," deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov sends men to the core itself to investigate. Meanwhile, Vasily, a fireman in the nearby town of Pripyat, is summoned to help put out the fire, leaving behind his wife Lyudmilla. As plant workers and firemen quickly succumb to radiation, Dyatlov and plant directors Viktor Bryukhanov and Nikolai Fomin meet with the Pripyat council and insist that radiation levels are not dangerously high; the council subsequently decides to seal off Pripyat and cut its phone lines to prevent the spread of "misinformation." As sick patients begin to stream into the local hospital, a skeptical academician, Valery Legasov, is tasked by the Central Committee of the USSR to serve as an expert on its Chernobyl task force.

2 - Please Remain Calm
Seven hours after the Chernobyl explosion, Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist in Minsk, is awakened in her office by a radiation alarm and grows increasingly worried when her phone call to Chernobyl goes unanswered. Lyudmilla arrives at the Pripyat hospital looking for Vasily, whom she learns is being helicoptered to Moscow. At a Central Committee meeting with General Secretary Gorbachev, Legasov objects to Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina's assessment that the situation is contained, and Gorbachev ends up sending both men to Chernobyl, where a new reading shows radiation is thousands of times higher than reported. Legasov urges Shcherbina to evacuate Pripyat, but Shcherbina worries about Moscow's reaction. As reports of the disaster spread to Europe, Shcherbina finally calls for an evacuation, even as Khomyuk makes her way to Chernobyl to warn Legasov and Shcherbina that a second and far more massive explosion is imminent – one that puts the entire European continent at risk.

3 - Open Wide, O Earth
April 30, 1986. After bribing her way into Hospital Number 6 in Moscow, Lyudmilla flouts a nurse's warnings about limiting her contact with Vasily. With the reactor fire finally contained, Legasov warns Shcherbina that a plant meltdown could contaminate drinking water for 50 million people. Determined to uncover the cause of the explosion, Khomyuk goes to the hospital to interview the men who were on the scene, drawing unwanted attention from the KGB. As miners dig a tunnel under the reactor to stave off a meltdown, Legasov lays out a decontamination plan for surrounding areas that will require drafting hundreds of thousands of men.

4 - The Happiness of All Mankind
As mandatory evacuations in the exclusion zone begin, Shcherbina and Legasov bring in General Tarakanov for advice on the use of remote-controlled lunar rovers to remove debris too radioactive for human contact. A young draftee, Pavel, arrives at a military camp, where he's shown the ropes by Bacho, an Afghan war vet. Khomyuk faces government-censor hurdles as she tries to obtain documents related to Soviet nuclear plants, and at the hospital, tries to persuade a critically ill Dyatlov to explain what happened the night of the explosion. When the radiation proves too dangerous for lunar rovers, Legasov and Shcherbina devise a plan to use men to remove debris with the least possible exposure.

5 - Vichnaya Pamyat
After being congratulated by the KGB for publicly affirming that the Chernobyl explosion was caused by "operator error," Legasov weighs the price of telling the truth at the upcoming criminal trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov and Fomin. As proceedings begin in Chernobyl City, Shcherbina, Legasov and Khomyuk lay out the scientific and human explanations as to what went wrong on the night of April 26, even as Shcherbina and Legasov show signs of deteriorating health. The events inside the control room leading up to the explosion are witnessed, and as Legasov's testimony comes to a close, he puts his reputation, and perhaps his life, at risk in hopes of preventing another Chernobyl.

6 - Chernobyl: Trailer
'Chernobyl' stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson in this story of the 1986 nuclear accident.

7 - Chernobyl: What is Chernobyl?
Hear about the real-life Chernobyl disaster from the cast and crew of the epic miniseries, including director Johan Renck, writer/executive producer Craig Mazin, and stars Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard.

8 - Chernobyl: Stellan Skarsgard as Boris Shcherbina, The Apparatchik
Stellan Skarsgard talks about his character Boris Shcherbina and his place in the miniseries “Chernobyl.”

9 - Chernobyl: Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, The Professor
Jared Harris delves inside his character Valery Legasov in the miniseries “Chernobyl.” Other interviews include Stellan Skarsgard.

10 - Chernobyl: Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, The Scientist
Actress Emily Watson opens up on playing scientist Ulana Khomyuk in “Chernobyl.” Other interviews include Jared Harris, director Johan Renck and writer/executive producer Craig Mazin.

11 - Chernobyl: Behind the Curtain - Director Johan Renck
“Chernobyl” director Johan Renck talks about bringing the epic miniseries to life in this featurette.

12 - Chernobyl: Script to Screen - The Divers
Join “Chernobyl” director Johan Renck for this look at how he turned a scripted sequence involving divers swimming beneath the nuclear reactor into one of the most harrowing scenes in the miniseries.

13 - Chernobyl: Pivotal Moment - The Trial
The climactic trial scene in “Chernobyl” is explored in this short special featuring interviews with director Johan Renck, writer/executive producer Craig Mazin and stars Emily Watson and Jared Harris.

14 - Chernobyl: Inside Episode 1
Get an inside look at Episode 1 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

15 - Chernobyl: Inside Episode 2
Get an inside look at Episode 2 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

16 - Chernobyl: Inside Episode 3
Get an inside look at Episode 3 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

17 - Chernobyl: Inside Episode 4
Get an inside look at Episode 4 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

18 - Chernobyl: Inside Episode 5
Get an inside look at Episode 5 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

Chernobyl Episodes

Episode TitleTimePrice
11:23:4558:54USD 2.99Download
2Please Remain Calm 1:04:56USD 2.99Download
3Open Wide, O Earth 1:01:47USD 2.99Download
4The Happiness of All Mankind 1:04:59USD 2.99Download
5Vichnaya Pamyat 1:11:33USD 2.99Download
6Chernobyl: Trailer02:25FreeDownload
7Chernobyl: What is Chernobyl?01:38Season OnlyDownload
8Chernobyl: Stellan Skarsgard as Boris Sh01:56Season OnlyDownload
9Chernobyl: Jared Harris as Valery Legaso01:46Season OnlyDownload
10Chernobyl: Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk01:56Season OnlyDownload
11Chernobyl: Behind the Curtain - Director01:37Season OnlyDownload
12Chernobyl: Script to Screen - The Divers01:23Season OnlyDownload
13Chernobyl: Pivotal Moment - The Trial02:12Season OnlyDownload
14Chernobyl: Inside Episode 102:31Season OnlyDownload
15Chernobyl: Inside Episode 202:47Season OnlyDownload
16Chernobyl: Inside Episode 302:01Season OnlyDownload
17Chernobyl: Inside Episode 403:26Season OnlyDownload
18Chernobyl: Inside Episode 503:30Season OnlyDownload

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Fantastic!  vekell  5 star

This is one of the best miniseries I’ve ever seen! Terrific acting and top notch production!

Best. Show. Ever.  bturrini  5 star

This is officially my new favorite show, as it showed a lot of great details, and truly focused on the event that changed the course of history at a time where political tensions were really high. The cast was 100% superb, as the rest of the crew and the writer and researchers. Obviously they didn’t get their Emmy awards for nothing, and they better win more. Although I do wish there were a second season (to show the lives of the main characters after the trial and how they were affected), I am grateful enough for this series as it is. So, thank you to HBO and those involved. I’ll definitely watch this again!!!

Haunting and Unsettling  snt335  5 star

Truly an eye opening show. There were moments I was not sure I could continue watching but this story needs to be told. The ego of the Russian government during this time is, without question, alarming. One of the best shows I've ever seen. Highly recommend.

Very Important  KrunchDown  5 star

I've now wathced the series 3 times and listened to the podcasts. I remember 1986. I was a high school senior. This was a big eye opener then, but the drama and the humaity of this is hard to put into words. Needs to be watched, over and over.

Chernobyl  IzJujucandy  5 star

This show is eye opening!! Very gory. Gotta watch tho to see what I’m referring to...

Simply Amazing  Ilenasabina  5 star

This show is definitely a dramatization, but it is incredible to watch over and over again. Each time you catch a previously missed nuance, or learn a new fact. The acting, direction, and overall execution of this series is simply amazing.

One of the best mini series I’ve seen.  camo234  5 star

This was fantastic. The pacing was spot on. You really feel the dread in the atmosphere the whole way through. Granted a lot has been dramatized for the show but at least they acknowledged it at the end. This needs to be on everyone’s watch list this year.

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Trash  MYNBA 2K is Trash  1 star

Lame and only for people that don’t admire good or interesting stories

Scary as hell  doubleg  5 star

I know the producers took some artistic liberties with some of the side happenings, but holy moly, this was scary if it were even a tenth as bad as is shown.

WOW - A GREAT MOVIE - START TO FINISH  michaelkamin  5 star


Chernobyl ⚠️  RED W/R  5 star

Excellent well played of the series of Chernobyl. It good actors and actress play there part of the series roll. I give you five stars rating for the understandings the true story about what happened in real life times. Thank-You! E.M.

Simply amazing.  ti_will_music  5 star

Buy it, it's good. There is so much stuff in there that you'll watch it at least twice.

Very good  TrokeV  5 star

Highly recommended

The meltdown has began!  Angry_movie_review  5 star

Great show. I love how the actors have not all tried to put on a Russian accent, which inevitably leads to them ’acting’ Russian.

Lived up to the expectations of 5/5  Thania20115  5 star

I was skeptical with all this hype on the series but I must say that this series though not crazy action packed it had some excellent cinematography, acting and writing. I did not realize how terrifying reality can be more than fiction. Each episode is not 30min but over an hour and let me tell you that the series was so good I binged watched them all in one night and then made my whole family watch it the next day. That’s when you know how good a series is. I watched this series two times in 24hrs. Just do yourself a favor and watch the series it’s definitely worth your while because not only is it entertaining it’s worth understanding what happened at Chernobyl.

L'effondrement de l'URSS  qmike3  5 star

Les personnages sont très crédibles. Cette série semble assez proche de la réalité et de l'ambiance qui régnait à cette époque.

One of the best!!  talkin  5 star

One of the best miniseries to come along in a long long time. For those giving it a terrible rating because of Apple your ratings shouldn’t count. Nothing wrong saying about Apples’ delivery but how about saying something about the show. I hate when reviewers do that! To conclude, Chernobyl, WOW just WOW!!

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As Good As TV Can Get  Fabisch Factor  5 star

This is Band of Brothers/Lonsesome Dove/True Detective season 1 quality of mini-series here. Should come with a money back guarantee it's so good.

Phenomenal  kanyewest_tml  5 star

A must watch for sure.

The most frightening TV series EVER made  jonesca1970  5 star

That's not an exaggeration. Forget the sad, paranoid excuses Putin is making right now to change the narrative that "we will have our own series to show it was a CIA plot to destabilize the USSR." This is possibly the most perfect TV series ever made. A true horror show with a real life monster burning at 2,000C that almost poisoned the continent. Soviet incompetence and secrecy writ large led to the disaster but for the the heroes, Legasov, a scientist and a senior party Energy Minsiter Scherbina , doing everything in their power to contain something that never happened on our planet before. If 10 stars could begiven I would.

Amy Meditate
Amazing  Amy Meditate  5 star

Sad and awe inspiring

Excellent Show  Qwerty454  5 star

These are exactly the types of shows that we need more of on TV.

Best movie  M.Lynnyk  5 star

It’s really nice movie

Serious the Kat..
A avoidable catastrophe.  Serious the Kat..  5 star

HBO did a very remarkable job on telling of this horrific nuclear accident. Here in the west. We only got glimpses of this event. After the fall of the Iron Curtain. Details of this event slowly came out. Was it bad. YES. Would ideology, religion, or politics stop it. NO. The truth of Science had control. Unfortunately, people's egos encouraged this mess. The acting is solid. And like most man made tragedies. It could have been avoided.

Real Heroes  archive_60  4 star

The "liquidators" who went into chernobyl to save Europe and more are Real Heroes. I only wish more knew of their sacrifice instead of watching fake super hero movies. I hope this show educates more people.

Mr. Liberty
Those accents though....  Mr. Liberty  5 star

FANTASTIC and gripping storytelling but I'm shocked that no one else seemed to notice that the characters in this series -- set in the Soviet Union...speak with a british accent.

Eric Atlanta
So well done  Eric Atlanta  5 star

Everything from the writing and directing through the attention to detail and acting are excellent. I predict an Emmy for best series

NIN Mouse
Just.......  NIN Mouse  5 star

Jesus. Just so horrifying. So so well done. Great acting, great visuals, the score is the sound of Trent Reznor’s nightmares (FYI: the score is NOT Reznor) and while liberties were taken with some characters, the whole story is utterly gripping and will stick with you.

Pure masterpiece  narekloryan  5 star

HBO never disappointing

Žu  Buffaloesss  5 star

Wd then or

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