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Chernobyl 

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In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

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Craig Mazin
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jessie Buckley ...  Lyudmilla Ignatenko 5 episodes, 2019
Jared Harris ...  Valery Legasov 5 episodes, 2019
Stellan Skarsgård ...  Boris Shcherbina 5 episodes, 2019
Adam Nagaitis ...  Vasily Ignatenko 4 episodes, 2019
Emily Watson ...  Ulana Khomyuk 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Ritter ...  Anatoly Dyatlov 4 episodes, 2019
Robert Emms ...  Leonid Toptunov 4 episodes, 2019
Sam Troughton ...  Alexandr Akimov 4 episodes, 2019
Karl Davies ...  Viktor Proskuryakov 3 episodes, 2019
Michael Socha ...  Mikhail 3 episodes, 2019
Laura Elphinstone ...  Oksana 3 episodes, 2019
Jan Ricica Jan Ricica ...  Oksana's Kid 3 episodes, 2019
Alan Williams ...  KGB Chairman Charkov 3 episodes, 2019
Adrian Rawlins ...  Nikolai Fomin 3 episodes, 2019
Con O'Neill ...  Viktor Bryukhanov 3 episodes, 2019
Douggie McMeekin ...  Yuvchenko 2 episodes, 2019
Nadia Clifford Nadia Clifford ...  Dr. Svetlana Zinchenko 2 episodes, 2019
David Dencik ...  Mikhail Gorbachev 2 episodes, 2019
Gerard Kearns ...  Pravik 2 episodes, 2019
Adam Lundgren ...  Brazhnik 2 episodes, 2019
Mark Lewis Jones ...  General Pikalov 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Shaeffer ...  Blond Man 2 episodes, 2019
Jay Simpson ...  Perevozchenko 2 episodes, 2019
Jamie Sives ...  Sitnikov 2 episodes, 2019
Ron Cook ...  Old Maternity Doctor 2 episodes, 2019
Povilas Jatkevicius Povilas Jatkevicius ...  Kibenok 2 episodes, 2019
Joshua Leese ...  Kirschenbaum 2 episodes, 2019
Ross Armstrong ...  Nikolai Gorbachenko 2 episodes, 2019
Paulius Markevicius Paulius Markevicius ...  Aleksandr Kudryavstev / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Billy Postlethwaite ...  Boris Stolyarchuk 2 episodes, 2019
Ralph Ineson ...  General Tarakanov 2 episodes, 2019
Baltasar Breki Samper ...  Ananenko 2 episodes, 2019
Barry Keoghan ...  Pavel 2 episodes, 2019
Philip Barantini ...  Bezpalov 2 episodes, 2019
Karolis Kasperavicius Karolis Kasperavicius ...  Viktor Degtaryenko 2 episodes, 2019
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Kremlin Aide Female 2 episodes, 2019
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...  Baranov 2 episodes, 2019
Cait Davis ...  Local Wife / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Darius Petkevicius ...  Local Husband 2 episodes, 2019
Donald Sumpter ...  Zharkov 2 episodes, 2019
Tomas Zaibus Tomas Zaibus ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

In April 1986, a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine. This series follows the stories of the men and women, who tried to contain the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and unthinkably worse one.

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Taglines:

What is the cost of lies?


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chernobyl See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An accurate number of deaths caused by Chernobyl in the years following the disaster will never be known, as a 1988 decree from the Kremlin prevented doctors from citing radiation as a cause of death or illness. See more »

Goofs

People refer to each other in the form "Comrade-surname," which is inappropriate among colleagues. Dyatlov's subordinates would have called him "Dyatlov" among themselves and "Anatoly Stepanovich" (his first name and patronymic) when addressing him directly, rather than "Comrade Dyatlov." However, it is likely the writers decided against using the correct forms of address to avoid confusion with non-Russian viewers, who might think, for example, that Stepanovich is Dyatlov's surname. See more »

Connections

Remake of Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991) See more »

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User Reviews

 
They got it right
24 May 2019 | by curiosityonmarsSee all my reviews

I was born in Pripyat. I was four years old when the accident happened. Watching it is more horrifying than living through it. We didn't know what we were dealing with. It's not like a hurricane or an earthquake that takes you by surprise and causes massive destruction. Here everything looked normal, that day was just like any other day and yet you were told to abandon everything and just leave. The immediate casualties of the accident were not huge, but it had an enormous impact on lives of hundreds of thousands of people. I often think what my life would be like if this didn't happen.

This mini series is a masterpiece, perfect in every way. Some people are complaining here that the actors don't speak Russian. I'm a native speaker of Russian and Ukrainian, I don't want the actors to speak Russian. You get so consumed by this show you stop noticing what language they speak.

It's not a documentary, so not each and every detail is accurate, yet I would still call it authentic. The creators got the important stuff right... Both of my parents worked at Chernobyl plant, I grew up hearing stories and versions of what happened. I think this show is the best depiction of the Chernobyl disaster and the stories of its victims. This show is to remind all of us of the cost of lies.


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