‘Station Eleven begins with death. On stage, an actor, Arthur Leander, collapses while performing King Lear. From then on, the story follows several people connected to that death. There’s Jeevan, a freelance journalist, who is in the audience the night Arthur dies, and there’s Kirsten, a young child actor also appearing in the show, who watches him collapse from the wings. There’s his ex-wife, Miranda, who saw him a few days before his final performance, and his best friend and lawyer, Clark, who is travelling to Arthur’s funeral when the flu hits. Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention Station Eleven also chronicles the fallout from a mysterious flu that kills people within hours and has a mortality rate of 99%.’
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