The story of many TV series starts with things falling from the sky. For example, Syfy’s ‘Defiance’ frequently shows the raining down of alien spaceship wreckage on already destroyed American cities and ABC’s ‘Lost’ starts with a jet plane collapsing onto an island.
However, CBS tries to do something different this summer.
The 13-episode of CBS’s new series ‘Under the Dome’ premiered at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Monday. The story is set in a small town in New England, which is entrapped under an impervious bubble that appears to have dropped from the heavens.
The series has been based on a 2009 novel of Stephen King. However, Brian Vaughn, the creator of the show, said that the series was not an exact reflection of the book but drew inspiration from it.
Vaughn said that unlike other TV series like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Revolution’, ‘Dome’ is an allegory about this world. Jack Bender, the executive producer, said that instead of a sci-fi theme, the show is focused on people – how they struggle with air pollution, food shortage, and other problems.