24 October, 19:30 · Artus Cinema
The five-part miniseries dramatizes the story of the nuclear accident ― one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history ― and of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.
Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist. As part of the response team, he was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred. Stellan Skarsgård plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident. Emily Watson portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster.
|Editing:||Jinx Godfrey, Simon Smith|
|Cast:||Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley|
|Production:||Home Box Office (HBO), Sky Television|