Chernobyl (2019) • Screenplay

"Open Wide, O Earth"

Official Script Written By: Craig Mazin


Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband’s contamination; Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.


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Episode 3 • Screenplay • Teleplay

"Open Wide, O Earth"

Original Broadcast Date:

May 20, 2019 on HBO.
See it now on HBO (USA Only).
Check our "Chernobyl" series page for more viewing options in your country.


Episode 3 • Screenplay • Teleplay: "Open Wide, O Earth"

Behind the scenes of "Chernobyl" episode 3 "Open Wide, O Earth".

Executive producer and writer Craig Mazin, director Johan Renck and production designer Luke Hull discuss why miners in the Soviet Union harnessed so much power — and the sacrifices they made to quell the spread of the disaster.

Video courtesy and © HBO.

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