Title

How HBO's Chernobyl Addresses 21st Century Concerns

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging, Public and environmental health

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 15:53

Abstract

Since the first episode of HBO’s Chernobyl aired in early May, it’s become one of the standout water-cooler shows of 2019. Much of the initial talk around this five-part miniseries focused on the decision to have a largely British and Irish cast, led by Jared Harris in the role of Valery Legasov, speak in their regional accents. In a series so relentlessly dedicated to reconstructing a detailed visual image of the 1986 Soviet Union nuclear disaster, this aural anomaly appears all the more pronounced and all the more significant.

DOI

https://doi.or/10.21427/wmt2-wd05

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