The first trailer for the HBO Max limited series “Station Eleven” hits incredibly close to home.
The 10-episode series debuts on HBO Max on December 16 and spans multiple timelines as it tells the story of survivors of a devastating flu epidemic that brought civilization to its knees. They are trying to rebuild and reinvent a new world while retaining the best of what has been lost.
In a cruel irony, âStation Elevenâ began production before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world. Production paused and resumed months later, with the story reflecting reality.
The series is based on the 2014 blockbuster novel of the same name by Emily St. John Mandel, and while the trailer may feel like it draws from our own experience with an actual pandemic, the The story is less post-apocalyptic in nature and more about the people who connect and find a shared humanity afterwards. It’s pretty nicely captured in this haunting trailer, and fans of the book should be encouraged by what they see.
The ensemble cast includes Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, Daniel Zovatto, David Wilmot, Matilda Lawler, Philippine Velge, Nabhaan Rizwan and Lori Petty, while Gael Garcia Bernal and Danielle Deadwyler appear in recurring roles.
âStation Elevenâ was created by Patrick Somerville, while Hiro Murai, the filmmaker behind FX’s âAtlantaâ and some key episodes of HBO’s âBarryâ, directed the series alongside Jeremy Podeswa, Helen Shaver and Lucy Tcherniak . Paramount Television Studios serves as the studio, while Somerville’s executive produces alongside Scott Seindorff, Scott Delman, Dylan Russell, Jessica Rhoades, Hiro Murai, Jeremy Podeswa and Nate Matteson. Nick Cuse and David Nicksay are co-EPs.
Check out the âStation Elevenâ trailer above and stream the series on HBO Max starting December 16.