As the co-creator on universally acclaimed comic book series including Saga and Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan is one of the most celebrated writers in the industry, as well as being an increasingly prolific television writer. And now, with a new development deal, Vaughan's profile in television and film is poised to rise even further.
The multiple Eisner-winning writer has signed an overall development deal with Legendary Entertainment for both film and television projects that includes adapting past and current comic series created by Vaughan as well as all-new, original concepts.
"It’s a tremendous honor to work with [Legendary] on adaptations of some of my and my talented collaborators’ past and current comics, and I’m looking forward to hopefully creating a few wholly original stories with them," announced Vaughan in a statement to Variety.
Vaughan has steadily been working more and more in television and film, writing for Lost and adapting Stephen King's Under the Dome for television, serving as the series showrunner. He currently serves as an executive producer on FX's upcoming adaptation of Y: The Last Man, his longrunning Vertigo Comics series with artist Pia Guerra, and Hulu's Runaways, which he co-created with artist Adrian Alphona for Marvel Comics in 2003.
"Through truly inspired storytelling, Brian has created immersive, compelling worlds that are devoured by fans worldwide," declared Legendary Television Studios President Nick Pepper. "We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Brian to bring his visions and extraordinary library of work to the screen."