‘Lost’ Loses Brian K. Vaughan

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 6:49 pm,

Just as they’re gearing up for a 6th and final season of Lost, it seems that ABC will be doing it without Brian K Vaughan.

Vaughan, whose works include Y: Last the Last Man and Ex Machina, has “left for greener pastures,” as executive producer Damon Lindelof put it.

Not sure what could be considered greener than Lost these days, but there ya have it. Vaughan’s affect on the scripts could be seen through the edge he had with putting together plot twists.

As it stands, if Vaughan is freeing himself up to work on a new project, whether it be comic book or film or TV, then we just may be seeing some good stuff coming our way soon.

But does Vaughan already have something in the works?

In a blog post from a year ago, he talks about DreamWorks buying a supernatural-comedy screenplay of his called Roundtable and he indicated that he’ll be executive producing it.  He also made note that he was writing an adaptation of Runaways for Marvel Studios.

Despite these entries being a year old, these projects are still considered to be in development today.  That’s where I believe these “greener pastures” most likely lay.

Which do you think is the stronger lure for Brian?  Comics or TV?  Since Watchmen was his inspiration to write, I’d lean towards his making time to work on his comics. However, with two other film projects on his plate, hey, one needs to pay the bills and have fun doing it.

As always, comments are welcomed from our Screen Rant readers.

Sources:  MTV, BKV TV, Examiner

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  1. This is quite disappointing – Vaughan added a lot to the show IMO. I heard he was responsible for a lot of the pop culture references, including the awesome part in season 5 with Hurley writing Empire Strikes Back :)

    I, too, wonder what pastures can be greener than Lost, particularly when there’s only one season to go. Are those pastures that pressing that he feels he has to leave at when we’re so close to Lost’s finish line?

  2. It has got to be something big Ross. I mean would you walk away from a cash cow? Only if… [ you fill in the blank ]

  3. Brian K. Vaughan is my favorite comic book writer, so when I found out he was a writer on my favorite tv show I was ecstatic. I couldn’t help but smile every time his name appeared in the opening credits. I found out he was no longer working for Lost while sitting there waiting for the Lost Comic-Con panel to begin. Needless to say the news made me morose. My heart will break a little whenever I watch the season 6 opening credits.

  4. exciting news for LOST fans!

    This Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Anaheim, CA, LOST cast members are going to be making a public appearance at Disney’s D23 Convention; additionally some really fantastic pieces of LOST history are going to be on display- including Kate’s toy plane, Hurley’s winning lottery ticket, Locke’s hunting knife, Sawyer’s letter and many other surprises! These items will be on view Thursday September 10 through Sunday, September 13, the entire weekend of D23, and will be up for auction after the series finale in May of 2010.

    Look for the guys in the Dharma suits! Go to profilesinhistory.com for the full story!