Truman Burbank is the unknowing star of The Truman Show, a reality television programme that is filmed around the clock with the use of hundreds of covert cameras and then shown to viewers all over the world. Christof, who created the show and serves as an executive producer, is working toward the goal of capturing Truman’s genuine feelings and presenting viewers with an everyman who can be related to.
Christof asserts that Truman was adopted not only by the show but also by the “world” as a result of the fact that Truman was chosen from the moment he was born in the aftermath of an unplanned pregnancy. Seahaven Island, Truman’s hometown, is a complete set erected inside of a large dome. Actors and crew workers occupy the set to showcase the product placements that generate cash for the show. Because of the intricate set, Christof is able to exert influence over virtually every facet of Truman’s existence, including the weather.