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Chernobyl 

TV-MA | | Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2019)
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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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Valery creates a detailed plan to decontaminate Chernobyl; Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband's contamination.


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With untold millions at risk, Ulana makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery and warn him about the threat of a second explosion.


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Monday, May 6

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Series cast summary:
Jared Harris ...  Valery Legasov 5 episodes, 2019
Stellan Skarsgård ...  Boris Shcherbina 5 episodes, 2019
Jessie Buckley ...  Lyudmilla Ignatenko 5 episodes, 2019
Adam Nagaitis ...  Vasily Ignatenko 5 episodes, 2019
Con O'Neill ...  Bryukhanov 5 episodes, 2019
Sam Troughton ...  Akimov 5 episodes, 2019
Robert Emms ...  Leonid Toptunov 5 episodes, 2019
Adrian Rawlins ...  Fomin 5 episodes, 2019
Emily Watson ...  Ulana Khomyuk 4 episodes, 2019
Paul Ritter ...  Anatoly Dyatlov 4 episodes, 2019
Karl Davies ...  Viktor Proskuryakov 3 episodes, 2019
David Dencik ...  Michail Gorbatchev 3 episodes, 2019
Barry Keoghan ...  Pavel 3 episodes, 2019
Nadia Clifford Nadia Clifford ...  Dr. Svetlana Zinchenko 2 episodes, 2019
Ron Cook ...  Old Maternity Doctor 2 episodes, 2019
Laura Elphinstone ...  Oksana 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Socha ...  Mikhail 2 episodes, 2019
Jan Ricica Jan Ricica ...  Oksana's Kid 2 episodes, 2019
Donald Sumpter ...  Zharkov 2 episodes, 2019
Joshua Leese ...  Igor Kirschenbaum 2 episodes, 2019
Tomas Zaibus Tomas Zaibus ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Baltasar Breki Samper ...  Ananenko 2 episodes, 2019
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...  Baranov 2 episodes, 2019
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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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Drama | History

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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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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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Reunites Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård who played a couple in Breaking the Waves (1996). See more »

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Goosebumps and tears
11 May 2019 | by stelmakhSee all my reviews

A Belarusian here, born in 1983. Parents were scientists, knew everything on the 27th. Chernobyl is never forgotten in Belarus and all the details of the tragedy (a flawed reactor, Soviet style apparatchiks in control, a failed experiment, a clumsy cover-up) are widely known. Yet the series managed to depict the horrible events in a way never before seen. A definite tour de force, I had to literally pause a couple of times to comprehend what had just been shown. Goose bumps and tears, what a masterpiece. Likvidatory - heroes, who contained Chernobyl - should never be forgotten.

Grim Soviet atmosphere depicted accurately apart from some very very minor details. Surprised that a Swedish director who made music videos for Madonna and his English-speaking cast managed to portray Chernobyl events better, than anybody from the countries most traumatized by the explosion.

The tragedy will live forever because of this haunting masterpiece, what a brilliant creative achievement.


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