In this post, we are going to talk about the future of Chernobyl, whether there will be a sixth episode or a second season. Well, the show has turned heads, or stuck the heads of viewers with the story it has got. Nobody would have thought that a new show could get this much popular when there was Game of Thrones and other major shows were airing.
HBO has not lost its hold even after Game of Thrones, as Chernobyl has quietly become the highest rated show in history. Which means all the viewers that needed another to get out of the disappointment of Game of Thrones ending benefitted Chernobyl. Although it is a miniseries based on a real accident, it felt like a dramatic story with numerous twists and turns.
The first season at Chernobyl only has the finale episode remaining, and it will be revealing the reason behind such a devastating accident. Therefore, it would be a crucial episode to watch. Moreover, it might also conclude the story of Chernobyl, and it is not known whether there is more than that.
HBO has not yet renewed the show for a second season, and it will be interesting to see if there is enough story left to depict. Nonetheless, we have only seen the immediate effects of the incident, and long term effects can be portrayed in another season. Which means, there might be a second season if HBO decides. If it is the case, then we can expect the show to return in 2020 with some more details on the event. So, we are waiting for an official nod from HBO!