Move over ‘Game of Thrones’ there’s a new show in town. Sky Original show ‘Chernobyl’ has just become IMDB’s top-rated show.
Having achieved widespread critical acclaim ‘Chernobyl’ racked up nearly 2 million people for its very 1st episode and has gone on to achieve a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and achieved 9.7/10 on IMDB, beating Planet Earth, Breaking Bad and Band of Brothers.
The five-part Sky Atlantic show documents the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. It details the events leading up to the explosion and explores the aftermath of the catastrophe, following the stories of those affected by the disaster and those charged with containing the nuclear fallout.
Talking about the success of Chernobyl, Zai Bennett, Sky’s Director of Programmes said: “This jaw-dropping Sky Original is gripping viewers across the UK and beyond for good reason – the writing and production are second to none, and the story is both fascinating and utterly tragic. This is must-watch TV, and we’re delighted that audiences are enjoying it as much as we are.”
The Crown star Jared Harris plays physicist Valery Legasov, a member of the response team, with Emily Watson as fellow scientist Ulana Khomyuk.
Stellan Skarsgard portrays deputy USSR Prime Minister Boris Schberbina, who led the government commission on the accident.
Episode 4 is on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV on Tuesday 28th May and the final episode (episode 5) is on air on Tuesday 4th June. Episodes 1 to 3 are currently available on catch-up.