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Falling Water stars explain how their characters dream together

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When John Lennon said “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality,” it’s unlikely he was thinking of anything like the unsettling shared dreams of Falling Water.

The new USA Network sci-fi series follows people who realize that they’re dreaming separate pieces of the same dream. In an interview with EW, cast members David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, and Will Yun Lee explain the mind-bending premise of the show… using random words plucked from a bowl. Brocheré lays it out for audiences, saying, “We’re all dreaming maybe the same dream, and dreaming a part of one big dream that we’re all connected with.”

Lee also gives viewers a preview of his character’s motivation for dreaming: He has a broken heart and wants to escape his waking life.

Watch the full video above. Falling Water premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. on USA.

— Additional reporting by Robyn Ross