1983 is a series based on the cold war that occurred between the Soviet Union (Eastern Bloc) and the United States, after World War II. It features the terrorist attack that took place in Poland in 1983 that extended the period of the Cold War. Created and written by Joshua Long, the series is directed by Katarzyna Adamik, Olga Chajdas, Agnieszka Holland, and Agnieszka Smoczynska, and produced by Andrzej Basztak, Nicole Harjo, Agnieszka Holland, Joshua Long, Frank Marshall, Maciej Musial, and Robert Zotnowski.
The series originated in Poland and is filmed in Warsaw and Mazowieckie It released in five different languages: Polish, Vietnamese, English, Chinese and Russian. Deftly mixing history, drama and mystery, 1983 is engaging with a very interesting plot of two people uncovering a conspiracy that could start a potential revolution.
While speaking to Variety, Erik Barmack, VP of original international series at Netflix, noted that he is “confident that this show will not only resonate with the Polish audience but will also travel globally.”
1983 Cast: Who’s in it?
Robert Wieckiewicz: He plays the role of Anatol Janow in all the episodes of 1983. Robert was born in Nowa Ruda, Dolnoslaskie, Poland, on 30th June 1967. He has acted in films like Walesa: Man of Hope (2013), Courage (2011) and All Will Be Well (2007). He has the honour of being the only actor to win 3 Best Acting awards in Poland and has won more Polish Film Awards, Eagles, than any other actor in the male category.
Maciej Musial: He is seen as Kajetan Skowron in 1983. Maciej was born to the famous actor Andrzej Musial, in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland, on 11th February 1995. He is both an actor and a producer. His best works include Rodzinka.pl (2011), Krew z krwi (2012), and 1983 (2018).
Michalina Olszanska: She plays Ofelia ‘Effy’ in the show. Michalina is a producer and an actress from Warsaw, Mazowieckie. She has worked in I, Olga (2016), Mathilde (2017), and Carga (2018).