The enigmatic new HBO series takes place in the aftermath of a Rapture-like event where 2% of the world's population suddenly vanish. The show's creators, Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, wanted a show open compelling enough to preface this story with the appropriate weight and gravity. Acknowledging the spiritual dimensions of the show's premise, our approach was to depict the event in the visual language of the great Renaissance frescoes. To do this, we created an original fresco of great emotional depth that depicted the moment when the departed are separated from their loved ones. This tableau was further enhanced by introducing subtle animations that brought these images to life and reinforced their humanity. The whole piece was mapped onto a dimensional domed ceiling which is revealed in full at the culmination of the sequence.