Chernobyl Rounds Out Casting

New actors have joined the production that stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson about the 1986 nuclear disaster.

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New actors have been added to the Chernobyl call sheet. Paul Ritter (Electric Dreams, Lovesick), Jessie Buckley (Taboo, Beast), Adrian Rawlins (Darkest Hour, War and Peace) and Con O’Neill (Happy Valley) are among those who have joined the cast of the five-part miniseries to star Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson.

The period drama depicts the story of the 1986 nuclear catastrophe, focusing on the stories of the people who sacrificed to save Europe from disaster. The production comes from HBO and Sky, the same partnership that brought The Young Pope to the U.S.

Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) will star as Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident, while Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) will play Boris Shcherbina, the man responsible for leading the USSR government commission in the wake of the disaster. Watson (Genius, The Theory of Everything) will portray scientist Ulana Khomyuk, who was tasked with getting to the bottom of the deadly accident.

Also joining the production are: Sam Troughton (The Ritual), Adam Nagaitis (The Terror), Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars Episode VIII), Fares Fares (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Westworld) and David Densik (McMafia.)

Production began last month in Lithuania.

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