‘Paper Girls‘, Prime Video’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s best-selling, Eisner-winning sci-fi comic series has landed its first full trailer before premiering later this month on the streaming service.
In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls – Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ – are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travellers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travellers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves.
“As fans of the comic already know, this story seamlessly interweaves deeply personal character drama with the kind of high adventure and action that is truly rare on the small screen,” said Christopher C. Rogers, Executive Producer and showrunner. “That said, this show is for everyone (even those who’ve never picked up a comic book!) who has ever wondered what it would be like to meet themselves at a different stage of life — to compare what you know now with what you thought you knew then… It’s been a genuine thrill to get to play in Brian and Cliff’s world, and I’m humbled to have worked alongside this incredibly special group of artists and collaborators to bring it to life.”
‘Paper Girls’ is a high-stakes personal journey depicted through the eyes of four girls, played by breakout leads Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman. Ali Wong also stars as the grown-up version of Erin, with Nate Corddry as Larry, and Adina Porter as Prioress.
“I love this show!” adds Brian K. Vaughan. “The extraordinary cast feels ripped from the pages of our comic. And whether you’ve read every issue of Paper Girls or are just starting the ride here, there will be huge surprises in store for you this epic first season.”
‘Paper Girls’ is from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. The series is executive produced by Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B. The series was created for television by Folsom. Season One is directed by Mairzee Almas, Georgi Banks-Davies, Destiny Ekaragha, and Karen Gaviola.
All eight episodes of ‘Paper Girls‘ Season 1 premiere Friday, 29th July 2022 on Prime Video UK/US and in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
(Small side note before people comment about this being a ‘Stranger Things’ “rip-off”, whilst I’m sure the popularity of Netflix’s series helped get this made in live-action, the ‘Paper Girls‘ comic book actually came first. It pre-dates ‘Stranger Things’ by a year, was massively popular, and has won multiple awards. If anything, you could argue ‘Stranger Things’ was inspired by ‘Paper Girls’, but I think you just happen to have two great stories which happen to be about kids from the 80s.)