Watch the Trailer: HBO Max Adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s STATION ELEVEN
The long-awaited HBO Max limited series adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s STATION ELEVEN (Knopf/Vintage), premieres the first three episodes on Thursday, December 16. A finalist for both the National Book Award and a PEN/Faulkner award, this darkly glittering novel is set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse and tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of performers roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
STATION ELEVEN’s protagonist, Kirsten Raymonde (portrayed on screen by Mackenzie Davis), will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.
The Traveling Symphony is a troupe of actors and musicians dedicated to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten their existence. Traveling back and forth in time to depict life before and after the post-apocalyptic pandemic, this is an audacious book that explores art, love, and the strange twists of fate that connect us all.
Directed by Hiro Murai (Atlanta and Guava Island), with novelist/screenwriter Patrick Somerville (Netflix’s Maniac and HBO’s The Leftovers) serving as showrunner, the STATION ELEVEN limited series will continue its HBO Max rollout on 12/23 (episodes 4 and 5), 12/30 (episodes 6 and 7), 1/6 (episodes 8 and 9) and 1/13 (finale)
To watch the STATION ELEVEN trailer, click on the arrow in the video screen below.