Thursday, July 23, 2020

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'Paper Girls' Based on Brian K. Vaughan's Graphic Novel

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series Paper Girls based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.

While out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, four young girls become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past and the future - they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate.

Stephany Folsom developed the drama. She will serve as co-showrunner alongside Halt and Catch Fire's Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers. They will all executive produce with Vaughan and Chiang. Legendary Television and Plan B Entertainment will produce.

"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," said Folsom, Cantwell and Rogers. "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."

"We love bringing Paper Girls to our global Amazon Prime Video audience as an original series," added Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. "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."