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This drama film provides a fictionalized version of a real-life story, the explosion of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine in 1986. The real-life event was one of the biggest man-made disasters in history, and this retelling amps up the drama and horror of the situation. The series debuted on HBO in 2019.

Monday at 9:00 PM on HBO
1 Season, 5 Episodes
May 6, 2019
Drama, Mini-Series
Cast: Jared Harris, Valery Legasov, Russian Wikipedia,, Stellan Skarsgård
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Chernobyl Full Episode Guide

  • Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

  • Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris, while Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

  • Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination; Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

  • With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

  • April 26, 1986, Ukrainian SSR. Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

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Vichnaya Pamyat Clip (00:57) The Happiness Of All Mankind Clip (00:51) Open Wide, O Earth Clip (00:56)

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