The series is said to be set during “the final five years before a fatal meteor hits the Earth.” This is an interesting premise that will center on the world preparing for impact. That’s actually kind of frightening to think about. That would not be a fun situation to be thrust into. The report goes on to say:
If you think that pre-apocalyptic notion sounds a bit like the David Bowie tune from 1972’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album or even Arthur C. Clarke’s The Hammer of God novel, you’d be right. But unlike those works, Kirkman’s idea has a much more global and simultaneously localized approach within its premise.