Stephen King himself will be writing Under the Dome’s Season 2 premiere! Brian K. Vaughan, who executive produces the series on his days off from writing the best comics ever, mentioned during an interview that the Earth’s reigning horror writer will script the episode, which is especially interesting since the television adaptation has diverged so strongly from the original book.
He also reported that working with King is as fun as you’d expect:
I’m happy to brag that he calls us often, and it’s never not exactly as cool as you’d hope it would be. Stephen King possesses the most powerful imagination in North America, maybe the world. And he swears better than any writer I’ve ever met.
Under the Dome returns on Monday June 30th. If you find yourself missing it, watch Grady Hendrix unravel slowly as he recaps the first season.
In other Brian K. Vaughan news, it appears that the movie option for Y: The Last Man expires early this year, so it might not be making it to the big screen after all. (Dear HBO and AMC, this comic book series was tailor-made for you!)