Under the Dome Spoilers: Showrunner Previews Fate, Fear & Fascism As Three Major Arcs

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May 7, 2013

under-the-dome-art-cbsZap2it has amassed the scoops about the upcoming sci-fi television series from CBS this summer — Under The Dome. The series which is based from a Stephen King novel will premiere on Monday, June 24th.

Here are the highlights of the article:

The outline of the show will have three distinct sections according to creator Brian K. Vaughn:

“The first section is fate. The second section is fear. And the third section is fascism. I won’t say who is the fascist or what exactly that means, but I think you get the sense that things are going to go wrong very quickly under the dome, and we’re going to need an iron fist keeping order”.

Vaughn added that people who have read the book won’t necessarily know exactly what’s coming.

“There’s sort of a perhaps slightly different explanation for the dome. I nervously pitched Stephen King what a different version of the ending might be … He said, ‘I wish I’d thought of that.’”

Neal Baer, the showrunner, told Huff Post Live that the series can be seen as a parable for the times we’re living in.

“What does it mean for your town when you start to run low on food, fuel, medicine? What happens when the dome gets a little polluted when you’re burning stuff for heat? It’s not a big step to think about what that means for us, running low on fuel, running low on water, what about pollution.”

“We can do a show that touches on these issues — that’s why we call it a parable for our time without being preachy or pedantic.”

Are you excited to watch the premiere of Under the Dome?