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Created by Craig Mazin
Directed by Johan Renck
Composer(s) Hildur Gudnadóttir
Country of origin
Original language(s) English
Production location(s) Lithuania
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Chernobyl is an upcoming historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. The series, a co-production between American cable network HBO and British television network Sky, is set to premiere in both the United States and the United Kingdom on May 6, 2019.
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Chernobyl dramatizes "the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. 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."
Cast and characters
Jared Harris as Valery Legasov
Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina
Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk
Paul Ritter as Anatoly Dyatlov
Jessie Buckley as Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Adrian Rawlins as Nikolai Fomin
Con O'Neill as Viktor Bryukhanov
Adam Nagaitis as Vasily Ignatenko
Mark Lewis Jones
Billy Postlethwaite as Stolyarchuk
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "1:23:45" Johan Renck Craig Mazin May 6, 2019 TBD
On July 26, 2017, it was announced that HBO had given a series order to Chernobyl, their first co-production with Sky Television. The five-episode miniseries was written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck. Mazin was also expected to serve as an executive producer alongside Carolyn Strauss and Jane Featherstone, with Chris Fry and Renck acting as co-executive producers.
On March 11, 2019, it was announced that the miniseries will premiere on May 6, 2019.
Simultaneously with the initial series announcement, it was confirmed that Jared Harris would star in the series. On March 19, 2018, it was announced that Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson had joined the main cast. In May, 2018, it was announced that Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O'Neill also had joined the cast. 
Principal photography reportedly began in April 2018 in Lithuania.