HBO’s post-apocalyptic ‘Station Eleven’ depicts life in Chicago after a deadly pandemic

Life imitated art when the show began shooting in Chicago just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020.

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Patrick Somerville arrives at the 30th Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP
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Patrick Somerville arrives at the 30th Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. AP

HBO’s post-apocalyptic ‘Station Eleven’ depicts life in Chicago after a deadly pandemic

Life imitated art when the show began shooting in Chicago just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020.

If you’ve been watching HBO’s post-apocalyptic pandemic drama Station Eleven, set and filmed in Chicago, you’ve probably noticed that the line between fact and fiction has gotten really blurry.

Reset talks with the former Chicagoan who brought Station Eleven to life.

GUEST: Patrick Somerville, Station Eleven’s creator, showrunner and executive producer