Chernobyl Finally Makes The Jump To 4K UHD Blu-ray, December 1st!

The multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries from HBO, Chernobyl, will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM Combo Pack by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Available on December 1, 2020, Chernobyl features an ensemble cast that includes Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) and Emily Watson (Hillary and Jackie, Breaking 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. Now viewers can own the compelling drama in visually stunning 4K Ultra HD. 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-rayTM and DVD. Chernobyl is priced to own at $44.98 SRP ($49.99 in Canada). Chernobyl is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Chernobyl on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack will also be sold in an exclusive, limited edition SteelBook® collectible case available at Best Buy for $50.02 SRP (at Sunrise for $53.46 in Canada). The cover of the special edition SteelBook® case features striking artwork inspired by the iconic Edvard Munch painting, The Scream. This edition is comprised of the same 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray discs and Digital Copy (containing the same episode count and bonus content). Digital Copy is US only.

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.

Chernobyl was written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). The miniseries was produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky co-production. Emmy®-winner Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones) and Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch) were executive producers while Johan Renck and Chris Fry (Humans) were co-executive producers. Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror) was producer.

“Chernobyl is an extraordinary miniseries from beginning to end,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “Viewers will be completely captivated by the powerful acting performances, exceptional writing, gorgeous cinematography and great attention to detail the series’ creators took in capturing the authenticity of the time and place of the original event. This is why Chernobyl should be experienced in 4K Ultra HD. We’re thrilled to offer consumers the opportunity to add this award-winning series in 4K Ultra HD to their home entertainment collections.”

5 One-Hour Episodes:


Please Remain Calm

Open Wide, O Earth

The Happiness of All Mankind

Vichnaya Pamyat

Bonus Material*:

Meet the Key Players

Inside the Episode

Behind the Curtain: Director Johan Renck

Script to Screen: The Divers

Pivotal Moment: The Trial

*Bonus content not in 4K Ultra HD


Chernobyl is currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others.

The Basics


Street Date:

December 1, 2020

Order Date:

October 27, 2020

SRP (United States):


SRP (Canada)


SRP (Best Buy Limited Edition)

$50.02 (US)

SRP (Sunrise Limited Edition)

$53.46 (Canada)

Running Time:

300 min. approx. (feature)

20 min. approx. (enhanced content)


4K UHD: 2 BD-100s + 2BD-50s +

Digital Code (US Only)

Aspect Ratio:

16×9 Widescreen


4K UHD: English DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1, French DTS Digital Surround Audio™ 5.1, Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround Audio™ 2.0, Castilian DTS Digital Surround Audio™ 5.1

BD: English 5.1, French 5.1, Latin Spanish 2.0, Castilian 5.1, Czech 2.0


BD: English SDH, French, Latin Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

The Credits

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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