Chernobyl is now the highest rated TV show on IMDb

Lawrence Kim
May 27, 2019

Written by Craig Mazin ('The Hangover Part II" and "III", "Scary Movie 3" and "4'), and directed by Johan Renck, the five-part series depicts a dramatised version of the true story of the infamous Chernobyl disaster, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, which took place in April 1986 in Pripyat, Ukraine.

To this day, an exclusion zone of approximately 30km surrounds the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant where radioactive contamination is highest and public access and inhabitation are restricted.

He said: "It was overwhelming at times".

HBO's "Chernobyl" is based on the real-life disaster.

HBO and Sky Atlantic's new show Chernobyl has only aired for three weeks in the United Kingdom so far, with the mini-series having a total of only five episodes.

The miniseries is composed of five episodes, and has gripped U.S. and United Kingdom viewers with its chillingly factual content on the nuclear reactor disaster in the Ukrainian town in 1986, looking at both before and after the huge explosion that killed many.

Chernobyl also has an IMBD rating higher than Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

The show then follows the after effects that this horrific event had on the people in Chernobyl and surrounding areas.

A synopsis of Chernobyl describes the show as dramatising "the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history", adding that it "tells of the fearless men and women who sacrificed themselves to save Europe from unimaginable disaster".

Well worth a watch - and even more gripping because it happened just over 30 years ago.

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