HBO Max has cast “Halt and Catch Fire” alum Mackenzie Davis and “Yesterday” star Himesh Patel as the leads in its limited series adaptation of “Station Eleven.”
Based on the bestselling novel by Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven” is a post-apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines. It tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding onto the best of what’s been lost.
Davis will star as Kirsten, a survivor of the pandemic who finds a new life as part of a post-apocalyptic Shakespeare troupe, and Patel will play Jeevan, an unemployed lost soul who must become a leader once the flu strikes.
“Maniac” creator Patrick Sommerville will write and executive produce the 10-episode limited series, with “Atlanta’s” Hiro Murai set to direct. Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman and Dylan Russell will also executive produce, and Nate Matteson is co-executive producer.
The project is one of two from Somerville set for the forthcoming streaming service. He is also set to executive produce an adaptation of the Alissa Nutting novel “Made for Love” alongside S.J. Clarkson. Somerville will serve as showrunner on both series.
Deadline first reported the news of Davis’s and Patel’s castings.