The BEST Episodes of Chernobyl

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 7, 2020

Network: HBO

Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident — one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Vichnaya Pamyat

#1 - Vichnaya Pamyat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 3, 2019

Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

star 9.02
6,358 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
Please Remain Calm

#2 - Please Remain Calm

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 13, 2019

With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

star 8.59
6,865 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
Open Wide, O Earth

#3 - Open Wide, O Earth

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 20, 2019

Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination; Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

star 8.43
6,511 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
The Happiness of All Mankind

#4 - The Happiness of All Mankind

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 27, 2019

Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris. Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

star 8.40
6,305 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
1:23:45

#5 - 1:23:45

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 6, 2019

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

star 8.35
7,499 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin