Watch the Series Premiere of The Salisbury Poisonings FreeOctober 1, 2020
In March 2018, Salisbury desperately battled an unprecedented national emergency. You probably saw it on the news: a deadly nerve agent attack on Russian intelligence agents Sergei and Yulia Skirpal gripped international headlines. But there's more to the story than you know. Discover the full story of mystery, resilience, and local heroism in The Salisbury Poisonings.
Based on the incredible true story of the 2018 Novichok poisonings and the impact it had on a local community, the four-part drama stars Anne-Marie Duff (Sex Education, His Dark Materials), Rafe Spall (Trying), MyAnna Buring (The Witcher, Ripper Street), and Johnny Harris (Jawbone).
The Salisbury Poisonings tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency. In March 2018, the eyes of the world turned to the British city of Salisbury when it became the epicenter of what has been described as one of the biggest political events of the 21st century – but until now, the heroic acts behind the headlines have not been told. Within three days of the assassination attempt on double agent and spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, key agencies discovered that a lethal nerve agent called Novichok was used, just half a teaspoon of which could kill 20,000 people. Within four days, hundreds of traces were found across the city, and just when things were finally thought to be under control, a perfume bottle containing the nerve agent was discovered, throwing the investigation into renewed chaos.
Watch the Series Premiere for free here on amc.com and the AMC apps for mobile and devices.
The Full Season is available to watch for AMC Premiere subscribers on amc.com and the AMC app for mobile and devices, and on AMC+, the company’s premium subscription bundle (currently available to Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers).