HBO’s Award-Winning Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’ Gets 4K UHD Upgrade This December

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced that HBO’s award-winning miniseries Chernobyl will be available to own for the first time on 4K UHD Blu-Ray on December 1, 2020. The series stars Jared Harris (The CrownMad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (MelancholiaGood Will Hunting) and Emily Watson (Hillary and JackieBreaking 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.

This 4K Ultra HD release will include a Blu-ray™ copy of the miniseries plus Digital Copy (US only). This release will feature all five episodes of the miniseries and bonus content from the previously released Blu-ray. Chernobyl on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack will also be sold in an exclusive, limited edition SteelBook® collectible featuring striking artwork inspired by the iconic Edvard Munch painting, The Scream.


Synopsis: 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.
Bonus Material*:
  • Meet the Key Players
  • Inside the Episode
  • Behind the Curtain: Director Johan Renck
  • Script to Screen: The Divers
  • Pivotal Moment: The Trial
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