The release of Station Eleven is right around the corner, so HBO took this opportunity to release a brand new trailer to get us excited for December 16th.
The TV show, based on the 2014 Emily St. John Mandel novel of the same name, tells the story of a group of pandemic survivors who travel around the Great Lakes area as part of a traveling caravan.
In the book, we see the effects of a global flu pandemic through the eyes of a young girl named Kristen who was saved by a man named Jeevan after he parents died. Twenty years later, she’s part of a group of actors and musicians known as the Traveling Symphony. The parallels between Kristen, Jeevan, and others they meet along the way are what made the book so intriguing, so we hope this show will stay true to that part of the story.
This trailer seems promising in that regard. We see a young Kristen, we see Jeevan, we see an older Kristen, and we see the Traveling Symphony caravan. We see the hope of humanity front and center as it is in the book.
The HBO series stars Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Himesh Patel (Yesterday), Lori Petty (Tank Girl), Daniel Zovatto (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels), Joe Pingue (The Book of Eli), David Wilmot (The Alienist), Matilda Lawler (Flora & Ulysses), Nabhaan Rizwan (1917), Danielle Deadwyler (Watchmen) Philippine Velge (Summer of 85), and Gael Garcìa Bernal (Coco).
As for the book, it won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015, citing an appreciation of the book’s focus on the rebuilding of human culture rather than humanity’s survival. It was also a finalist for National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The 10-episode limited mini-series will be coming to HBO and HBO Max on December 16, 2021.