A few years back Amazon announced Prime Video would be adapting “Paper Girls”, the Image Comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The first teaser of the show was released back in May and now, Amazon has released the full trailer. Read on to learn all about the cast, release date and plot.
A Perfect Sci-fi Drama…
Paper Girls is undoubtedly a critical darling among comic fans, the comic is set to unravel the story on television. On Monday (July 4), Amazon Prime Video unveiled the first full trailer for their live-action adaptation of Paper Girls, following multiple teasers and promotional photos.
The upcoming series is based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s beloved Image Comics series of the same name. Paper Girls is being developed by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, the studio where Vaughan already has an overall deal.
“I think sometimes people read a comic and are like, ‘oh this is just storyboards, let’s just shoot this.’ But comics are its own unique medium, and television can do things that we can’t,” Vaughan recently spoke in an interview. He further added:
“Like with needle drops – just the addition of music adds an incredible layer to this that we didn’t have access to. These young performers are some of the best younger actors I’ve ever seen. This show really takes such advantage of the medium. If you’ve never heard of Paper Girls, if you’re not familiar with this comic, then the show is still 100 percent accessible and I think you will love it.
He continued, “But if you’re a hardcore fan of the comic, it’s still going to be extremely surprising to you. With our blessing, they go to some places that we never could as a comic and there are new characters, there are new threats.”
What’s In The Trailer?
“It’s the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future,” Amazon captioned the trailer on YouTube.
The series stars Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Ali Wong as Adult Erin, Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman, and Nate Corddry as Larry.
Paper Girls revolves around the lives of two young girls, who deliver papers. One day, while doing the same job on the morning after Halloween in 1988, the two become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travellers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world.
The two girls travel between our present, past and future and encounter future versions of themselves. Now they have two choices, either to embrace or reject their fate. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 29, 2022. Aren’t you excited?