I am currently within the final edits of my script.
The original scripts Lore revolved around the idea of time travel within dreams. I chose this as a means of covering the elements of time travel without using it as a device to tell the narrative, but rather to tell a plot using time travel as a device created by the characters. It is here, that I used the original idea of the universe to cover the themes of Brexit, racism and war crisis within my script, without replicating the events as they happen in real life. This was a conscious decision as the script could enforce a parallel “what if” scenario within my script, whilst also deviating from the real world issues into a fantasy world – the post apocalyptic in order to address these issues with character motivations at the heart.
As progression and research continued on my script, I decided that the best course of action would be to add background of a conspiracy, The Order, to convey the character desires, in order to create conflict.
In my final draft, I decided to stick with the original ideas of time travel within dreams. But elaborated on the fact that it would be worked upon in the future of the series (the script being a pilot) which would lead to the revelation of Emma Truman and co building the “dream machine” in order to communicate with people in the past, to save themselves from a post apocalyptic fate.
The universe of Distopia is centered around a parallel world to our own, where the ideas of fate are challenged in a world full of infinite possibilities.
One of the final changes I made to the lore was the idea of a “catalyst” who can retain the events of each individual timeline. I decided that the character who becomes the catalyst is Oroitz, due to being born throughout the changes of the current timeline to the parallel timeline. However, this is not touched upon in my script.