‘Chernobyl’ Beats ‘GoT’, May Become Highest-Rated TV Series Ever

‘Chernobyl’ is a five-part miniseries streaming on Hotstar.

Updated04 Jun 2019, 04:15 PM IST
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After delivering an exciting final season of Game of Thrones, HBO’s latest miniseries Chernobyl is breaking even more records. According to The Economist, the show is on its way to becoming one of the highest-ranked television series of all time. Chernobyl’s IMDB ratings already put it ahead of other historical as well as fantasy dramas. For the Indian audience, it is available to stream on Hotstar.

Currently Chernobyl has an average IMDB rating of 9.6/10, putting it above Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, both of which have a rating of 9.4/10.

Every single episode of the five-part miniseries has been rated at 9.5 or higher - a feat achieved only by Breaking Bad, but only for four episodes in its last season. What makes such response even more surprising is that historical dramas, like The Crown, usually don’t fare so well. Such success is normally reserved for fantasy drama shows like Game of Thrones.

Chernobyl is a five-part miniseries currently airing on HBO. The final episode aired on 3 June.

The show follows the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 that occurred in Soviet Ukraine and the terrifying aftermath of the incident. It focuses on the stories of those who died trying to tackle the situation and helping those around them. It also sheds light on Russia’s cover up of the incident right after the blast.

The show has been critically acclaimed for its extremely gripping dramatization of one of the worst man-made disasters.

Chernobyl has been written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck. It stars European actors Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, and Paul Ritter in lead roles.

(With inputs from The Economist)

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Published: 04 Jun 2019, 07:32 AM IST

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