Chernobyl (2019)
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Please Remain Calm 

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

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Con O'Neill ... Bryukhanov
Adrian Rawlins ... Fomin
David Dencik ... Michail Gorbatchev
Mark Lewis Jones ... General Pikalov
Alan Williams ... KGB Chairman Charkov
Sam Troughton ... Akimov
Robert Emms ... Leonid Toptunov
Matthew Needham Matthew Needham ... Dmitri
Nadia Clifford Nadia Clifford ... Dr. Svetlana Zinchenko
Rosie Sheehy Rosie Sheehy ... Nurse Pripyat
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sister Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Captions indicate that scenes take place at the "Byelorussian Institute for Nuclear Energy" and "Byelorussian Communist Party Headquarters", both in Minsk. During the Soviet era "Byelorussia" was then the common English spelling of what later became the independent nation of Belarus, of which Minsk is the capital city. See more »

Quotes

Boris Shcherbina: Tell me how to put it out.
Valery Legasov: You are dealing with something that has never occurred on this planet before.
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Tense, gripping, and exciting
14 May 2019 | by lusitanamike2See all my reviews

From start to finish, the episode flows very nicely with its haunting score and wonderful cinematography. The acting is flawless and reveals how hectic the whole situation is. I absolutely loved the ending, it puts you on edge of your seat. This is the real deal, well done HBO


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