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THE MULTIPLE Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning miniseries "Chernobyl," will be released by HBO/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on December 1.
“Chernobyl” features an ensemble cast that includes Jared Harris (“The Crown,” “Mad Men”), Stellan Skarsgård (“Thor,” “Good Will Hunting”) and Emily Watson (“Hillary and Jackie,” “Breaking the Waves”). Winner of an impressive 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, “Chernobyl” is the powerful, five-part series that dramatizes the story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. This gripping five-part miniseries follows the tragedy from the onset of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months.
Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist who was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred. Stellan Skarsgård plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident. Emily Watson portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster.
Meet the Key Players
Inside the Episode
Behind the Curtain: Director Johan Renck
Script to Screen: The Divers
Pivotal Moment: The Trial
VIDEO: 2.00:1 aspect ratio captured on 3.2K digital cameras and mastered in 4K
AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Digital Surround Audio 5.1, Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround Audio 2.0, Castilian DTS Digital Surround Audio 5.1