Chernobyl on HBO -- 5 part mini-series, premieres May 6 2019. from wiki... Chernobyl is an historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. The series, a co-production between American cable network HBO and British television network Sky, is set to premiere in both the United States and the United Kingdom on May 6, 2019. The series depicts the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred in the Ukrainian SSR in April 1986. Chernobyl has received acclaim from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.91 out of 10 based on 19 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "Chernobyl rivets with a creeping dread that never dissipates, dramatizing a national tragedy with sterling craft and an intelligent dissection of institutional rot." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 83 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".