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08th Jun 2019

Every single episode of the superb Chernobyl is available to watch for free

Paul Moore

Perfect for anyone that missed 2019’s best TV show.

Craig Mazin probably isn’t the presumptuous type but we think that the creator of Chernobyl should be clearing some space on the mantelpiece because when award season comes around, he’s going to be picking up plenty of accolades.

At present, Chernobyl is the highest-rated TV show of all time on IMDB and now that the miniseries has ended, people are rightfully hailing it as one of the greatest dramas in TV history.

Truth be told, there isn’t a facet of the production that’s not incredibly impressive.

If you missed the show, you’ll be delighted to know that it’s currently available to stream on NOW TV in its entirety.

The NOW TV Entertainment Pass is currently available on a 7-day free trial for new customers, contract-free.

More information is available on their site and the show is available to watch until 4 July.

For Sky customers, the show is currently available through Sky on demand.

In terms of the plot, the miniseries tells the real-life story of the unthinkable man-made tragedy, and the thousands of people that made incredible sacrifices to reduce the effects of catastrophe spreading across the world.

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and western Europe.

The show details these catastrophic events while paying tribute to the heroism and bravery that thousands of people showed to help the cause.

From firefighters on the ground to the politicians in Moscow, Chernobyl is exceptional in detailing every facet of the horrific accident.

Throughout the series, it’s clear that Chernobyl was a human error, a technical error, and a political error.

Written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, the miniseries stars Jared Harris,  Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson and Ireland’s Jessie Buckley.

Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist. As part of the response team, he is one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that has 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.

Elsewhere, there’s a terrific performance from Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster, and Jessie Buckley’s role as Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident married to a firefighter on the first response team, is absolutely heartbreaking.

If you haven’t seen it yet, we urge you to do so.