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Sky Atlantic Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’ Given a Release Date and Teaser Trailer

UK premium television channel Sky Atlantic, in co-production with US cable network HBO, have released a teaser trailer and a release date for the highly-anticipated miniseries Chernobyl, which recounts and dramatises the true story of the Chernobyl disaster.

For this first co-production between Sky and HBO, the five-episode miniseries of Chernobyl was ordered in July 2017, and now we finally know when it will hit the small screen. Chernobyl will come to UK and US televisions on 6 May. Based on the trailer below, it’s set to be quite the TV event.


The story of the Chernobyl disaster is one of great intrigue to many, with the catastrophic nuclear event of 1986 in Ukraine causing panic across Europe. It also had worldwide repercussions, and people still debate its residual effects in some regions.

It is still considered to be the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history: it is only one of two events classed at the maximum level seven. Now, it is estimated that the area of the disaster will not be habitable for humans for at least 20,000 years.

The series will tell the tale of lies and conspiracy as well as courage and conviction, according to Radio Times, exploring how the accident occurred and the stories of those who tried to limit the scale of the disaster.

Some very well-known actors will feature in the story of the infamous event. Chernobyl stars Jared Harris (Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgard (Mamma Mia!, The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean), Emily Watson (Red Dragon, War Horse), Paul Ritter (Quantum of Solace, Friday Night Dinner, The Last Kingdom), and Jessie Buckley (Taboo, War and Peace, The Last Post).

Ready to air on 6 May, Chernobyl is set to be one of the television events of the year.