On his blog, writer Brian K. Vaughan reveals some big news: He’s been hired as an executive story editor for ABC’s Lost. “As I’m neither an executive nor an editor, this is really just a fancy Hollywood way of saying that I’ve joined the writing staff,” he writes.
You have questions? Well, too bad:
I can’t talk about much more than that, so I implore you to please stop asking me what the island is, who the Others are, how Matthew Fox smells, etc. Still, I will say that I’m insanely honored to join such an amazing group of writers (some of their new scripts I’ve been lucky enough to read are destined to become the best episodes of the series), and I’m very grateful to Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for having so much faith in me.
And no, I’m absolutely not leaving comics. There are a lot of Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina fans at the show, so everyone has been great about leaving me just enough time to work on those books, and even some new ones, including an upcoming four-issue stint on that Runaways guy Joss Whedon’s “eighth season” of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over at Dark Horse. Stay tuned for news on the all-important creator-owned front, as well.
Lost is on mid-season hiatus, but returns Feb. 7.