HBO Chernobyl 2019 Miniseries #ChernobylHBO

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HBO Chernobyl 2019 Miniseries: Chernobyl is a five-part historical drama television miniseries created and written by Craig Mazin, and directed by Johan Renck. A co-production between HBO and Sky UK, it depicts the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of April 1986 and the unprecedented cleanup efforts that followed.

HBO Chernobyl 2019 Miniseries

HBO Chernobyl 2019 Miniseries
GenreHistorical drama
Created byCraig Mazin
Written byCraig Mazin
Directed byJohan Renck
Composer(s)Hildur Guðnadóttir
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes(list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Sanne Wohlenberg
Production location(s)Lithuania
CinematographyJakob Ihre
  • Jinx Godfrey
  • Simon Smith
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60–72 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Sister Pictures
  • The Mighty Mint
  • Word Games
Original network
Original releaseMay 6 –
June 3, 2019
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Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, the deputy director of the Kurchatov Institute brought in to aid cleanup efforts.
Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, the Council of Ministers’ deputy chairman.
Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist from Minsk. Khomyuk is a fictional composite character, with Watson saying that she “represents the many scientists who worked fearlessly and put themselves in a lot of danger to help solve the situation.”[3]
Paul Ritter as Anatoly Dyatlov, the assistant chief engineer at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Jessie Buckley as Lyudmilla Ignatenko, the wife of Vasily Ignatenko.
Adam Nagaitis as Vasily Ignatenko [ru], 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.
Robert Emms as Leonid Toptunov, the senior engineer at Chernobyl.
David Dencik as Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary of the CPSU.
Mark Lewis Jones as Vladimir Pikalov [ru], the commander of the Soviet chemical forces.
Alan Williams as Aleksandr Charkov [ru], the KGB’s deputy chairman.
Alex Ferns as Andrei Glukhov, the mining crew chief.
Ralph Ineson as Nikolai Tarakanov [ru], the commander of the Chernobyl liquidators.
Barry Keoghan as Pavel, a civilian liquidator draftee.
Fares Fares as Bacho, a Georgian soldier who trains Pavel.
Michael McElhatton as Andrei Stepashin, the prosecutor for the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin.


Adam Lundgren as Vyacheslav Brazhnik, the senior turbine operator at Chernobyl.
Karl Davies as Viktor Proskuryakov, a senior reactor control engineer trainee at Chernobyl.
Donald Sumpter as Zharkov, a Pripyat executive committee member.
Nadia Clifford as Svetlana Zinchenko, a doctor treating Vasily Ignatenko and others with radiation sickness.
Jamie Sives as Anatoly Sitnikov, a physicist at Chernobyl sent to inspect the exploded core.
Billy Postlethwaite as Boris Stolyarchuk, the senior unit #4 control engineer at Chernobyl.


Jay Simpson as Valery Perevozchenko, foreman in the reactor section.
Michael Colgan as Mikhail Shchadov [ru], Soviet Minister of Coal Industry.
James Cosmo as a miner.
Hilton McRae as Milan Kadnikov, the judge presiding over the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin.
Kieran O’Brien as Valery Khodemchuk, the night shift main circulating pump operator at Chernobyl

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