'Station Eleven' offers a home at the end of the world : Pop Culture Happy Hour The HBO Max miniseries Station Eleven begins with a highly contagious and deadly virus wiping out 99 percent of humanity. That might not sound like comfort viewing, but hear us out. The show follows many characters as their individual stories intersect — both in the 100 days after the virus hits, and 20 years later, as civilization attempts to rebuild. Based on Emily St. John Mandel's novel, the series stars Himesh Patel, Mackenzie Davis, Gael García Bernal, Danielle Deadwyler, and Lori Petty.

'Station Eleven' offers a home at the end of the world

'Station Eleven' offers a home at the end of the world

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The HBO Max miniseries Station Eleven begins with a highly contagious and deadly virus wiping out 99 percent of humanity. That might not sound like comfort viewing, but hear us out. The show follows many characters as their individual stories intersect — both in the 100 days after the virus hits, and 20 years later, as civilization attempts to rebuild. Based on Emily St. John Mandel's novel, the series stars Himesh Patel, Mackenzie Davis, Gael García Bernal, Danielle Deadwyler, and Lori Petty.

The audio was produced by Rommel Wood and edited by Mike Katzif and Jessica Reedy.

Correction Jan. 12, 2022

A previous version of this story misnamed Station Eleven author as Hilary St. John Mandel. It is Emily St. John Mandel.