How HBO's Chernobyl Addresses 21st Century Concerns
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Public and environmental health
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.
Fogarty, M. (2019). How HBO's Chernobyl addresses 21st century concerns. RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 15:53. doi:10.21427/wmt2-wd05 doi:10.21427/wmt2-wd05