It looks like the TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King‘s 2009 best-seller Under the Dome is making some progress forward. Produced by Steven Spielberg and King himself, it’s been announced that the series will be penned for the screen by Brian K. Vaughan, a name familiar to genre fans for his comic books Y: The Last Man and Runaways, and for his gig as a writer on Lost, seasons 3 through 5.
Under the Dome is based on the plot from The Simpsons Movie about a town in Maine that becomes trapped by an invisible, semipermeable barrier of unknown origin. I kid, I kid, King has actually been trying to write this book since his Night Shift and The Stand days. Vaughan, meanwhile, has been shopping a number of original scripts since leaving Lost, and will return to comic books next year with, Saga.
So what do you think, Bastards? Exciting news, right?
No word yet on when we might see Under the Dome on the small screen.