The five part HBO miniseries came as a gift to a lot of people and the producers confirmed saying that the story has ended and there is not going to be a second season
While some fans are still reeling from the after-effects of 'Game of Thrones', other fans have turned their attention to something else that has been offered by the television network. HBO recently aired the mini-series 'Chernobyl' that explored the number of ways the Soviet Union reacted to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986, offering the human, environmental, and political perspective of the situation. The series was always planned with a limited narrative in mind, even though the show has earned a lot of popularity and accolades and has led the fans to speculate if we could ever see a second season.
All due respect to Decider, but the definitive answer to the headline's question "Will There Be A Season 2 of Chernobyl?" is "No." https://t.co/6johLHT0s5— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) June 5, 2019
But, it seems like creator Craig Mazin sounds pretty decided that there is not going to be a second season. He shared an interview he had with Decider where he spoke about the possibility of a second season Mazin made sure to clarify, "All due respect to Decider, but the definitive answer to the headline's question 'Will There Be A Season 2 of Chernobyl?' is 'No.'" The series has already covered the majority of the issues surrounding the disaster, and from that itself it might seem very obvious that a second season wouldn't happen.
“When the truth offends, we lie and we lie until we can no longer remember it is even there. But it is still there. Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth and sooner or later, that debt is paid.”— Craig (@5againstOne) June 6, 2019
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But, in the recent past, HBO's other series, 'Big Little Lies' and Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' have both surprised audiences with the announcement of follow-up seasons, and both the series were book adaptations where the stories were pretty self-contained. In the actual interview, Mazin explained that even if there is a chance that season 2 is going to happen, it will deal more with the Soviet Union.
He explained, "The disaster is not what drew me to Chernobyl. It’s the specifics of Chernobyl. If I were to continue this anthologically, probably it would be another investigation of another aspect of Soviet life because that part is something that is fascinating to me and kind of exciting to view again. "I’m a child of the ’70s and ’80s and my life, in part, was shaped by the existence of a nation that doesn’t exist. I wanna know more about it.” Previously, he also explained that he came across the project and how it came together when speaking with BAFTA Guru.
"So, I started researching Chernobyl because I was just generally interested in it and after a couple of weeks of just falling in love with these stories which were so heartbreaking and so shocking I went to Carolynn Strauss, who is an executive producer of Chernobyl along with myself and Jane Featherstone, and she and I went to HBO and said 'here's what we want to do' and HBO said 'okay, let's see if you can do it. Essentially it started because I was fascinated with a simple question: why did Chernobyl happen? And the truth of that is in my mind more shocking than the actual explosion itself.”