Chernobyl (2019): FYC

The official Chernobyl scripts from HBO and Craig Mazin


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Here's what we have on HBO's, "Chernobyl". And, you can also read and download the official teleplays, here, at 8FLiX.


Series Logline.

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes. HBO

"Chernobyl" Status Report.

What we know and what we don't.

Here are the basics:

  • "Chernobyl" is a limited series.
  • No further episodes are planned.
  • A brief analysis of the series is below.
Discretion ...
Seasons ... 1
Episodes ... 5
Network ... HBO(2019)
Status ... Complete(06.03.2019)
Genres ... DramaHistoryThriller
IMDb ID ... 7366338

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Notable Cast
Jessie Buckley Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Jared Harris Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Stellan Skarsgård Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
Adam Nagaitis Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Emily Watson Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Paul Ritter Paul Ritter ... Anatoly Dyatlov
Robert Emms Robert Emms ... Leonid Toptunov
Sam Troughton Sam Troughton ... Alexandr Akimov
Karl Davies Karl Davies ... Viktor Proskuryakov
Michael Socha Michael Socha ... Mikhail
Laura Elphinstone Laura Elphinstone ... Oksana
Alan Williams Alan Williams ... KGB Chairman Charkov
Adrian Rawlins Adrian Rawlins ... Nikolai Fomin
Con O'Neill Con O'Neill ... Viktor Bryukhanov
Douggie McMeekin Douggie McMeekin ... Yuvchenko
Nadia Clifford Nadia Clifford ... Dr. Svetlana Zinchenko
Miriam F. Glover David Dencik ... Mikhail Gorbachev
Gerard Kearns Gerard Kearns ... Pravik
Adam Lundgren Adam Lundgren ... Brazhnik
Mark Lewis Jones Mark Lewis Jones ... General Pikalov


Notable Wins
AFI Award HBO, Sky Atlantic ... TV Program of the Year
BAFTA Award HBO, Sky Atlantic ... Mini-Series
BAFTA Award Jared Harris ... Leading Actor


Series Writer
Craig Mazin Craig Mazin ... Teleplay


Chernobyl HBO TV series poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos ... IMDb/Getty
Box Office Data ... IMDb Pro
Poster ... HBO
Awards ... AFI Awards
BAFTA Awards ... 73rd British Academy Film Awards
Studios ... HBO (USA), Sky (UK)

And What Else?

My personal analysis.

The award-winning (78 in total) HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" clearly received critical acclaim. But it also had its fair share of blowback from certain select government officials. Also, mixed reaction was received by some others who were apart of the actual Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986. Personally, I enjoyed the series.

From a writing perspective, the toughest part of depicting a real-life-story is the narrative itself. As a viewer, it's important to keep in mind the genre. Is it a documentary, or a docudrama? I don't mean to imply that all documentaries are accurate. And I'm not suggesting that dramatization of actual disasters can be completely false, either. What I am saying is this: no one's life is a summation.

The HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" is powerful and thought provoking. It's also a reminder that real lives were affected by the very-real disaster. ~ Nick Runyeard


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