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Insomnia is an illegal game, a costly entertainment, that is held once a year in an exclusive casino where only rich and powerful play. Bets have been placed - the game has begun.
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Series cast summary:
Alex Jay ...  Lea 8 episodes, 2018
Dylan Everett ...  Andy 8 episodes, 2018
Shaun Sipos ...  Brad 8 episodes, 2018
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ...  Koval 8 episodes, 2018
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ...  Marina Croft 8 episodes, 2018
Alex Mallari Jr. ...  Ken 8 episodes, 2018
Matthew Bennett ...  Volkov 8 episodes, 2018
Erica Carroll ...  Vivian 8 episodes, 2018
Karen LeBlanc ...  Amy 8 episodes, 2018
Patrick McKenna ...  Gerard 8 episodes, 2018
Mark Taylor ...  Ryan 8 episodes, 2018
Xhemi Agaj ...  Dragi Berisha 8 episodes, 2018
Al Sapienza ...  Eric Ford 8 episodes, 2018
Brandi Alexander ...  Eva 8 episodes, 2018
Peter Bryant ...  Victor 8 episodes, 2018
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...  Katherine 8 episodes, 2018
Max Topplin ...  Martin 8 episodes, 2018
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ...  Oleg 8 episodes, 2018
Manoj Sood ...  Mukesh 8 episodes, 2018
Yang Ge Yang Ge ...  Wayne 8 episodes, 2018
Gen Seto ...  Marshall 8 episodes, 2018
Abdul Susler Abdul Susler ...  Zayed 8 episodes, 2018
Marcel Jeannin ...  Seth 7 episodes, 2018
Sabina Akhmedova ...  Chava 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Khmurov ...  Mike 6 episodes, 2018
Aliyah O'Brien ...  Sophie 6 episodes, 2018
John Healy ...  David 6 episodes, 2018
Albrecht Zander Albrecht Zander ...  Tech #1 6 episodes, 2018
Jesse Camacho ...  Teddy 5 episodes, 2018
Dean Armstrong ...  Richard Croft 4 episodes, 2018
Linda Kash ...  Angela 4 episodes, 2018
Dayo Ade ...  Phil 4 episodes, 2018
Vitaly Kurapov Vitaly Kurapov ...  Guard 4 episodes, 2018


Insomnia is an illegal game, a costly entertainment, that is held once a year in an exclusive casino where only rich and powerful play. Bets have been placed - the game has begun.

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Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Production Co:

Welldone Production See more »
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INSOMNIA - Not just the title of this series and the name of the game but actually what became a way of life for the cast and crew. Filming for all 8 episodes took place over 68 working days, 2/3 of which were night shoots. Management of the production was critical as filming night scenes during the summer in Moscow was challenging - some nights only had around 2-3 hours of darkness. The entire show was filmed in Moscow, with scenes set in New York and Cambodia being filmed on sets. The series was able to film in unique locations such as Red Square and near the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre, the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation, and the US Embassy in Moscow.

Insomnia's production company, Welldone Production, is the only foreign TV production company in the last 20 years to be able to film in the highly secure Red Square. Other unique locations included the Four Seasons Moscow, which served as the VIP Casino, and the Ritz Carlton Presidential Suite with its authentic view of the Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre - no other production companies have been allowed to film in this location before. All explosions, car crashes, gun shots, and underwater scenes were filmed without CGI and all action scenes were filmed by the Main Unit team; there was no Second Unit.

The series employed 720 people from 9 countries and filmed around 750 total scenes. See more »

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Clever idea twist on reality shows
19 May 2018 | by acummins-46644See all my reviews

I was excited to watch this when I heard about it, although I confess the first episode did not engage me right away. I wanted to like it & didn't want to miss something unique so after several days watched the second episode & then was hooked. Good fun & an original idea that you could almost imagine happening.

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