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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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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
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Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ...  Baranov 2 episodes, 2019
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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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What is the cost of lies?


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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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Trivia

Jared Harris (Valery Legasov) and Adam Nagaitis (Vasily Ignatenko) also worked together on Season 1 of The Terror (2018) as Francis Crozier and Cornelius Hickey, respectively. 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 »

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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.109 (2019) See more »

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I highly recommend this film!
10 May 2019 | by natashapekarSee all my reviews

Hi. I'm from Kiev, Ukraine. I was born in 1983 and I was 2 and a half years when the Chernobyl catastrophe happened. I remember 1980s and I can tell that the authors of this film made a GREAT job to show every detail of what the world look for is in the times of Soviet union. The telephones, the clothes, the haircuts, the cracked paint on the window sills, even the door glass is similar to what I remember. There are couple of things which seemed weird to me: firefighters didn't have the red stars on their helmets, and most of the time people use the short forms of the names when they talk to each other (Vasya, not Vasiliy, Lyuda, not Lyudmila). But the most important thing that this film shows is that the soviet authoritiies lied to people about this catastrophe all the time. For example, in Kiev which is 130 km from Chernobyl, nobody knew about the high levels of radiation till the middle of May, they even held a parade on the first of May, when the level of radiation in Kiev was 100 times higher than normal (iodine131 isotope) and nobody gave us the iodine pills. Everyone who tried to tell the truth was called the provocateur and could even be fired from work. I highly recommend to watch this film. This is a tribute to all the heroes who lost their lives in a radioactive flame and saved all of us from death.


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