Brian K. Vaughan Adapting Stephen King's Under The Dome for Showtime. Can it compete with HBO's Dark Tower?

HBO might be getting Stephen King's Dark Tower but Showtime just landed Lost writer and Y: The Last Man creator Brian K. Vaughan to help them adapt his novel Under The Dome into an ongoing series.

Deadline is reporting that Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) has been tapped by Showtime to pen the 2009 King novel (backed by DreamWorks Television). The story takes place in a little town in Maine that is suddenly quarantined by a giant forcefield (it literally cuts the town and some of its inhabitants off from the outside world).

Fingers crossed Vaughan can spruce up a few of the novel's problem areas, but overall this could be a very exciting series!