Himesh Patel (left) becomes the default guardian to Matilda Lawler when the world nearly comes to an end during a pandemic in HBO Max’s Station Eleven. Photo: TNS
Himesh Patel (left) becomes the default guardian to Matilda Lawler when the world nearly comes to an end during a pandemic in HBO Max’s Station Eleven. Photo: TNS

The challenges of adapting pandemic novel Station Eleven for HBO Max series, and why it has big changes from the book by Emily St John Mandel

  • The show’s creator Patrick Somerville explains why he had no problem purposefully altering the book’s details, events, characters and characterisations
  • Somerville was against a one-to-one mapping of the pandemic novel into a script, and says he ‘loved the book so much and wanted to do it justice’

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Himesh Patel (left) becomes the default guardian to Matilda Lawler when the world nearly comes to an end during a pandemic in HBO Max’s Station Eleven. Photo: TNS
Himesh Patel (left) becomes the default guardian to Matilda Lawler when the world nearly comes to an end during a pandemic in HBO Max’s Station Eleven. Photo: TNS
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