Amazon brings Paper Girls to the screen
Staff Reporter | On 03, Aug 2020
Amazon is bringing the graphic novel Paper Girls to the screen.
The comic books, from Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang and published by Image Comics, follows four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls. In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, they uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in a tale of nostalgia, first jobs and the last days of childhood. Also, time travel.
The project hails from Legendary Television in association with Plan B, with Toy Story 4 co-writer Stephany Folsom penning the script. She will serve as co-showrunner alongside Christopher Cantwell and Christophe C Rogers. Vaughan and Chiang are also on board as executive producers.
“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 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.”
“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,” added Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “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.”