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TV adaptation of bestselling Canadian novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel to be released in December

Hiro Murai’s screen adaptation of Station Eleven will stream on Crave in Canada beginning Dec. 16. Watch the trailer now.

The limited series will stream on Crave in Canada beginning Dec. 16

The wait is over! The 10-episode TV adaption of the Canadian novel Station Eleven will premiere in December.

The series stream on Crave in Canada beginning Dec. 16.

The limited series is based on Emily St. John Mandel's bestselling book of the same name. 

The novel takes place on an Earth undone by disease and follows the interconnected lives of several characters — actors, artists and those closest to them — before and after the plague. It chronicles the twists of fate that connect the protagonist, a famous Hollywood actor, and the four people around him. 

"One thing that's in the book is that some characters who are stranded in an airport begin a museum of civilization. And that seemed like a very natural thing we might do in that situation," said the author in an interview with The Next Chapter.

"I think we might have an instinct to preserve those artifacts of the vanished world." 

LISTEN | Emily St. John Mandel discusses Station Eleven:

The author of "Station Eleven" on her bestselling debut novel, and why post-apocalyptic fiction is all the rage. (Broadcast date: May 11, 2015)

Published in 2014, Station Eleven was nominated for the National Book Awards and PEN/Faulkner Award. 

St. John Mandel is a novelist from B.C., who currently lives in New York. She also wrote The Glass Hotel, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and included in Barack Obama's list of favourite books of 2020.

Her latest, Sea of Tranquility, will be published in April 2022.

The TV series is directed by Hiro Murai, the director of Atlanta and Barry. Murai is also the director of Childish Gambino's viral music video This is America.

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