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Trailer For Dystopian “Station Eleven” Adaptation Shows An Eerily Familiar World Coping With A Pandemic

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BY November 9, 2021

Author Emily St. John Mandel published Station Eleven all the way back in 2014. At that time her vision of an apocalyptic world brought low by a deadly virus raging as a global pandemic was pure fiction. Sure, she drew inspiration from the deadly flu pandemics that have occurred throughout history. But she could never have predicted that this book would be facing adaptation during an actual global pandemic. And yet, that is precisely what has happened.

The Station Eleven Trailer Shows A World Forever Changed By A Pandemic

HBO Max picked up the rights for Station Eleven back in 2019, just before the rise of Covid-19. Ironically, production on the limited series was shut down due to quarantine restrictions. But the cast and crew persisted, and now the trailer for Station Eleven has arrived.

Station Eleven follows a disparate group of characters in the aftermath of a deadly pandemic caused by the “Georgia Flu.” Many of the main characters are actors. They are members of a nomadic group who call themselves The Travelling Symphony. This includes the protagonist of Kirsten – played by Mackenzie Davis. She was a child when the pandemic began, who saw members of her theater troupe die from the virus. Kirsten holds tight to a set of graphic novels gifted to her by another actor. These graphic novels link her to another character named Arthur – played by Gael García Bernal. Many of these characters are linked in subtle small ways, that prove that connection is vital to the human condition.

The Station Eleven trailer cuts back and forth across timelines a little bit. And we are told that in a pandemic there is no “before” (and seemingly also no “after”). There is only now. We see both the beginnings of the pandemic, as well as the brutal world left behind in its wake. In addition to Davis and García Bernal, the cast of Station Eleven also includes Himesh Patel, Lori Petty, and David Cross. The Station Eleven adaptation will be a limited series. It is set to air on HBO Max, beginning on December 16, 2021.

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Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

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