The five-part miniseries Chernobyl debuts Monday, May 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Mondays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.
Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident - one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history - and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation.
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O'Neill star. Written by Craig Mazin; directed by Johan Renck; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone and Craig Mazin; co-executive produced by Chris Fry and Johan Renck. Produced by Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Co-Production; filmed on location in Lithuania.
"From the moment Craig Mazin pitched us the story, we were convinced that this all-too-true tale of horror and redemption needed to be told," said Antholis. "It will engage - and enrage - our viewers, as well as audiences around the world."
The Chernobyl miniseries is a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction, of human failure and human nobility. The miniseries focuses on the heartbreaking scope of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened, and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who fought and fell. Based on powerful real-life events, Chernobyl will be the first production of the drama partnership between HBO and Sky. Jared Harris recently starred in The Crown and received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Mad Men." His film credits include Allied, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Lincoln, among others.