TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 06:  Mackenzie Davis attends the Japan premiere of 'Terminator: Dark Fate' on November 6, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
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Terminator Nearly Made Mackenzie Davis Turn Down Her Offer For Station Eleven
HBO’s "Station Eleven," about a deadly flu pandemic, centers on a character named Kirsten, played by Mackenzie Davis, who is no stranger to end-of-the-world settings after starring in "Terminator: Dark Fate." It was the surface-level parallels between the two stories that initially made her wary of boarding "Station Eleven,” given the miniseries’ somewhat misleading logline.
Davis was hesitant to sign on but felt different after talking to executive producer Hiro Murai and creator Patrick Somerville. "It was a show about humanity and connection and how art can make life worthwhile, which really appealed to me,” said Davis, adding,”Patrick and Hiro had this aesthetic of rebirth that felt so gorgeous. The end isn't the end; it's an opportunity to begin again.”
The "Terminator" property has (to its detriment) yet to go beyond asking if the "end of the world" is inevitable. "Station Eleven," on the other hand, is about humanity having to face that horrifying scenario head-on and the search for meaning on the opposite side. All 10 episodes of “Station Eleven” are available to stream on HBO Max.