Comic Writer Brian K Vaughan To Script Under The Dome TV Series

Y: The Last Man creator will adapt the Stephen King novel

Y: The Last Man comic creator Brian K Vaughan is set to adapt Stephen King’s 2009 novel Under The Dome for the US Showtime cable channel, reports Deadline .

Steven Spielberg, King and DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider will executive produce the series for Showtime, along with DreamWorks TV chiefs Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

As well as Y: The Last Man , Vaughan also worked on other acclaimed comics such as Ex Machina and Runaways before joining the Lost writing team during season three, and is set to return to comics next year as well with a new ongoing series, Saga .

The book is about a town in Maine (good grief, you don’t say?) which is suddenly cut off from the outside world by a domed force field. With nothing better to do (and in the absence of aliens impregnating all the women with blond, telepathic children to take their minds off of things), the people trapped inside go all Lord Of The Flies , splitting into factions and fighting each other.