Station Eleven, apocalyptic mini-series filmed in Chicago, now airing on HBO

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For some it is a case of life imitating art. For others, it’s a story that touches too close to home. HBO’s new limited series “Station Eleven” follows the aftermath of a deadly pandemic in Chicago and how survivors move on with their lives.

FOX 32 Entertainment reporter Jake Hamilton spoke with one of the show’s stars, Himesh Patel, who was in Chicago in early 2020 to film the show’s first episode (HBO filmed in and around Streeterville’s Lake Point Tower). Production continued through early 2020 until it was shut down – ironically – due to a real pandemic in Chicago.

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However, Patel still has fond memories of filming in Chicago.

“I love Chicago,” Patel said. “One of the sadnesses of how it all turned out in the end is that we didn’t go back and spend more time there in the summer. I’m sure that’s kinda nice there in the summer, because it was a pretty brutal January two years ago when we were filming there.”

He added that Chicago is herself a character on the show. “It’s the central hub that brings all these characters together.”

“Station Eleven” is now streaming on HBO Max.

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