After concerns from network producers of Stephen King’s Under The Dome, the audio from a President Obama speech on the recent Hurricane Sandy, due to be used in one of the episodes, has since been cut.
In an official statement, CBS stated: ” The audio of the President in the final scene will change. The scene cleared broadcast standards, but both Amblin TV and CBS had concerns about using actual audio in this specific fictional context.”
The Stephen King adaptation see’s a small, quiet town suddenly shut off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The audio used from President Obama’s speech had been included in the fictional news reports at was due to be used at the end of the episode.
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Under the Dome will begin on CBS on 24th June.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.