According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lost producer/story editor and comic-book heavyweight Brian K Vaughan is leaving CBS’s Stephen King adaptation Under The Dome, where he served as executive producer.
The site reports that he mapped out the arc for Under The Dome Season 2 and is leaving to concentrate on what they call “his graphic novel roots”, which is mainstream media talk for ‘writing comics’.
“Right after we finished season one of Under The Dome, our showrunner Neal Baer and I had the amazing honour of working with Stephen King himself to help plot the new direction of our second season,” said Vaughan in a statement.
“It was one of the best experiences of my creative life, but it was also a really long time to be apart from my family, who I’ve seen way too little of since I started helping to develop Dome years ago, so I decided to step away from the show.
“I really miss the cast and crew, but it’s awesome to get to see my kids again and catch up on my comic-book deadlines. I’m very grateful that CBS and Amblin gave me this opportunity to help adapt one of the best novels ever by my lifelong hero, and I’m excited to watch all of my friends’ hard work come to life in a few weeks.”
Under The Dome Season 2 begins on CBS on 30 June 2014.