‘Roundtable’, an Unproduced Script by ‘Saga’ Writer Brian K. Vaughan, Gets Live Reading

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I can’t believe this is really happening, but the comedy screenplay ROUNDTABLE I wrote over a decade ago is getting a very special live reading with an unbelievable cast of superstar actors here in Los Angeles on November 2nd at 8pm. More details to come, but if you want a ticket early, they’re currently only 20 bucks at the link in my bio. . When an ancient evil returns to terrorize modern-day England, legendary wizard Merlin must assemble a new Roundtable, only to learn that today’s knights aren’t noble warriors, but athletes, businessmen, and celebrities like Sir Michael Caine. . The Black List and Warby Parker are thrilled that BLACK LIST LIVE! is back with our next LA show. Join us for a night out at the Montalban Theatre with your favorite actors as they bring ROUNDTABLE to life for the first time ever... and for one night only!

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If you’ve enjoyed a comic book from the past 20ish years, chances are Brian K. Vaughan has had something to do with it. A multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winner, Vaughan’s sterling titles include Saga, Y: The Last Man, and Runaways, which was recently turned into a Marvel/Hulu show. But around 10 years ago, roughly at the same time when Vaughan was writing for Lost, he wrote a darkly comedic high-concept feature screenplay called Roundtable.

It ranked high on The Black List, an industry list of well-liked, unproduced screenplays. And now, while it’s not being produced as an actual film (yet), Vaughan’s Roundtable will be read out loud at a Black List-sponsored Los Angeles event on November 2. In other words — Roundtable shall have its day in King Arthur’s court.

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Why would I bring up King Arthur, you ask? Because Vaughan’s script, unlike his contemporary comic-driven work, hearkens back to medieval mythology. Here’s the official synopsis from The Black List.

When an ancient evil returns to terrorize modern-day England, legendary wizard Merlin must assemble a new Roundtable, only to learn that today’s knights aren’t noble warriors, but athletes, businessmen, and celebrities like Sir Michael Caine.

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