“They have an idea of what they want to do with him [Jeevan]and that kind of thing has evolved over time and I think ended up in a really cool place, “Patel speak. “I really think the story that we tell with a bunch of extras [the book] really, rather than some sort of carbon copy. ”
To be sure, the show greatly expands Jeevan’s role. They turned him from someone who briefly helped Kirsten (the closest thing in the book to a main character) to someone who played an important role in Kirsten’s life. The show’s writers took advantage of how the book was intentionally vague about how the first year of the apocalypse unfolded for most of the characters, using the opportunity to write brand new material for the show. Jeevan and Kirsten, who, on the show, spent their first year isolated from each other.
The two stress each other out at times, sure, but they form a strong bond with each other, sticking together even decades after they’re forced apart. While the book was meant for them to go their separate ways after their first chance meeting, the show had them reunited in the finale. And because we’ve had more time to connect the two of them as a couple, their reunion is just as emotional as the most powerful moments in the book. In one of the smartest adaptations ever, the screenwriters took Jeevan from a relatively minor character to the center of the film.
As people say they love a faithful adaptation, Jeevan’s wonderfully expanded character arc (and Patel’s Emmy-nominated performance) proves that sometimes, big changes is the best.
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