Chernobyl (2019)
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Valery creates a detailed plan to decontaminate Chernobyl; Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband's contamination.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Baltasar Breki Samper ... Ananenko
Philip Barantini ... Bezpalov
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ... Baranov (as Oscar Giese)
Mark Lewis Jones ... General Pikalov
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Caoilfhionn Dunne ... Yenina
Pandora Colin ... Dr. Vetrova
Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Gerard Kearns ... Pravik
Povilas Jatkevicius ... Kibenok
Rachel Atkins Rachel Atkins ... Niyazova
David Dencik ... Mikhail Gorbachev
Darius Petkevicius ... Local Husband
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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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania 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

It was believed that the three volunteer divers, Alexei Ananenko (mechanical engineer), Valeri Bespalov (senior engineer) and Boris Baranov (shift supervisor), who opened the gates in order prevent a further catastrophic nuclear meltdown would almost certainly die from severe radiation exposure. It transpired that all three survived after a period of hospitalization, and two were still living to the release of this series. Baranov died of a heart attack in 2005. See more »

Goofs

The soldiers in the series appear to hold their weapons U.S. style, butt to the armpit, not Soviet-style, across the chest. See more »

Quotes

Mikhail Shchadov: The reactor fuel is going to sink into the ground and poison the water from Kiev to the Black Sea, all of it. Forever, they say. They want you to stop that from happening.
Glukhov: How are we supposed to do that?
Mikhail Shchadov: They didn't tell me, because I don't need to know. Do you need to know, or have you heard enough?
Glukhov: [looks at his men, steps up to Shchadov, eyes him over, then pats his shoulder, leaving a big coal dust stain on the minister's nice suit before heading to the truck]
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Breathtakingly horrifying
22 May 2019 | by oasis1See all my reviews

This is 10/10 quality and has been in all 3 episodes. Stunning! Absolutely stunning


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