Will there be a second season of HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’?

The writer of Chernobyl has revealed if there are any plans for another season.

HBO and Sky Atlantic’s five-part historical drama about the Soviet Union’s 1986 nuclear plant meltdown aired in early 2019.

Chernobyl received 19 nominations at last weekend’s Emmy Awards.

After winning 10 awards at the ceremony, the show’s writer was inevitably questioned about the possibility of the show returning for more episodes.

It’s bad news for any fans hoping for Season 2 though.

Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin confirmed: “We will not be doing that. We told a story of a place in time and we did it pretty darn well…”


However, he did hint that the team could dramatise another real-life event as a separate limited series: “…it’s time to start thinking about other places and other times… whatever we look at, whether it’s fiction or based on history, it’s relevant to who we are now and what we’re facing.”

Discussing the show’s pertinence, Mazin added: “For me as a writer, I became a lot more connected with how similar we all are.

“Even two traditional enemies. In 1986 and 2019 it’s not that different. The problems then are the same problems now. The consequences now are similar, if not worse.”

In his acceptance speech at the Emmys, Mazin said: “I hope that in some small way our show has helped remind people of the value of the truth and the danger of the lie.

“I’d like to think in television we can do that with stories like When They See Us. We can make stories be known and that’s an incredible power and responsibility for all of us.”

The series starred Jared Harris (The Crown), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) and Jessie Buckley (The Woman in White).

Chernobyl is available to watch on Amazon Prime.