1983 (TV series)

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GenreCrime drama
Created byJoshua Long
Written byJoshua Long
Story by
Directed by
Country of originPoland
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production company(s)
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)

1983 is a Polish Netflix original series created and written by Joshua Long, based on an original idea by Long and Maciej Musiał, set in a dystopian scenario in which the fall of Polish communism never happened, and the Iron Curtain is still in place.[1][2] It is Netflix's first Polish original series; eight episodes were produced by Netflix, and were released on 30 November 2018.[3]


The series is set in 2003, after a terrorist attack took place in Poland in 1983. The attack altered the course of history and the events that led to the demolishing of the Iron Curtain never took place, consequentially the Cold War did not end. A law student, Kajetan (Maciej Musiał), and a police investigator, Anatol (Robert Więckiewicz), find out about a conspiracy that can potentially start a revolution.





No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
Agnieszka Holland and Katarzyna AdamikJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
It is 2003. The cold war never ended after Poland suffered a series of massive bomb strikes in 1983. A young law student and a jaded old detective are starting to discover a new resistance movement.
2"Rollback"Agnieszka Holland and Katarzyna AdamikJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Katarzyna AdamikJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Katarzyna AdamikJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Olga ChajdasJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Olga ChajdasJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
7"Mayday"Agnieszka SmoczyńskaJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
8"Requiem"Katarzyna AdamikJoshua LongNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)


On 6 March 2018, Netflix announced that the series was in production, consisting of 8 episodes.[5] On 2 October 2018, the first teaser trailer was released, with the series set to premiere globally on 30 November.[3]


  1. ^ "'Dark, dystopian' spy thriller from Agnieszka Holland becomes first Polish series on Netflix". The First News. 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "1983 on Netflix: UK release date, cast, trailer and plot". Daily Mirror. 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "1983: Netflix first Polish original series launches November 30th, 2018". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  4. ^ "1983 - Episodes Guide and Summaries". Next Episode. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ "1983: The first Polish Netflix original series is currently in production". Netflix Media Center. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

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