'Paper Girls': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon's sci-fi comic adaptation
While out delivering papers, an Ohio suburb is struck by an invasion from a mysterious force from the future. Erin, MacKenzie, K.J. and Tiffany get caught up in a conflict between two warring factions of time travelers
‘Paper Girls’ the popular mystery/science fiction comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang is officially making its way to the small screen. Amazon on Thursday, July 23, announced this. The comics were first published in 2015, and there have been 30 issues to date.
No official release date for ‘Paper Girls’ has been announced yet. But it will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
While no plot details for ‘Paper Girls’ have been mentioned, the comic books follow four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls called Erin, MacKenzie, K.J. and Tiffany, who live in Stony Stream, a fictional suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
While out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween, the town is struck by an invasion from a mysterious force from the future. The girls then unwillingly get caught up in the conflict between two warring factions of time travelers. The four travel time, going from past to the present to the future.
No cast has been announced for ‘Paper Girls’ as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.
The series will have both Vaughan and Chiang as executive producers. Stephany Folsom of ‘Toy Story 4’ fame, Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ fame will serve as co-showrunners.
“As huge fans of what Brian and Cliff created in ‘Paper Girls’, we couldn’t be more excited by the opportunity to bring this incredible adventure to life,” Folsom, Cantwell and Rogers said in a statement. “This is a story with so much heart, and so many unique colors and dimensions — our sincere hope is not only to do justice to the source material but to make ‘Paper Girls’ unlike anything else currently on TV.”
Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng said, “We love bringing ‘Paper Girls’ to our global Amazon Prime Video audience as an original series. Brian’s beloved, widely acclaimed, and multiple Eisner Award-winning story delivers a gripping concept grounded by compelling characters. We have a great partnership with Legendary and Plan B, and the perfect creative team of Stephany, Christopher, and Christopher, to bring Brian and Cliff’s graphic novels to life.”
No trailer for ‘Paper Girls’ has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.
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