Give credit to Prime Video, when they pick their comic book adaptations, they tend to choose right from the top. You might remember the announced a year or so ago that the Eisner Award winning Paper Girls was being adapted into a live action series. Amazon Studios has finally given us a first look at the series. It’s not much, but it already looks pretty spot on.
You might not be familiar with the story, which was created back in 2015 by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang. So here’s the full synopsis from Prime Video: “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-travelers, 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-travelers 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.”
The key members of the cast are Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman, Ali Wong as the grown-up version of Erin, Nate Corddry as Larry and Adina Porter as Prioress.
Christopher C. Rogers, who serves as Executive Producer and showrunner, said in a statement, “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. 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.”
“I love this show!” said 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 comes from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B all serve as executiveproducers. 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 arrive on Prime Video on July 29th. Does that mean a premiere at Comic-Con this year? Fingers crossed! Keep an eye out for updates.
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