Play Now Chernobyl Season 1 Episode 1 “1:23:45” Mini-Series Online
On the second anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Valery Legasov, chief of the commission investigating it, records tapes blaming engineer Anatoly Dyatlov and other superiors for the incident, before hiding the tapes and hanging himself in his Moscow apartment. Two years earlier in Pripyat, firefighter Vasily Ignatenko’s pregnant wife Lyudmilla witnesses Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploding (at 01:23:45 a.m.). In Reactor 4’s control room, Dyatlov dismisses evidence that their reactor core has exploded. He calls in firefighters and workers, and futilely orders subordinates to manually lower control rods and restore cooling before leaving his post. Multiple plant workers and firefighters, including Vasily, subsequently suffer from acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Plant Director Bryukhanov, Chief Engineer Fomin and Dyatlov conclude that a hydrogen explosion caused leakage of contaminated vessel water, and the Pripyat Executive Committee elects to downplay the incident and blocks evacuation. Dyatlov orders Akimov and Toptunov to manually open the water valves to feed the reactor with water, exposing them to the lethal doses of radiation. Deputy chief operational engineer Sitnikov reports seeing nuclear graphite on the ground, but the others reject this. As Dyatlov succumbs to ARS, they force Sitnikov to the roof to make a visual inspection, where he receives a lethal dose of radiation. Legasov is informed of an accident at Chernobyl and ordered to provide technical advice to the committee managing the response.
Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic April 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.
Creators: Craig Mazin
Director: Johan Renck
Star Cast: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, Alan Williams, Alex Ferns, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, Fares Fares, Michael McElhatton
Producer (s): Sanne Wohlenberg
Cinematographer: Jakob Ihre
Production House: Home Box Office (HBO), Sister Pictures, Sky Television, Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games
Original network / Official Sites: HBO, Sky Atlantic, Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release Year: 6 May 2019 (USA)
Runtime: 64 Mins
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Language: English, Russian, Ukrainian