Paper Girls, a mystery/sci-fi graphic novel written by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and drawn by Cliff Chiang is en route in television series form to Amazon. The project will be produced by Legendary Pictures in cohesion with Plan B, with Stephany Folsom (co-writer of Toy Story 4) writing the adaptation and serving as showrunner alongside Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers (Halt and Catch Fire). Vaughan and Chiang will also serve as executive producers.
Paper Girls tracks the story of four young girls from the fictional Ohio suburb of Stony Stream; while following their newspaper delivery route the morning after Halloween, they become unknowingly entangled in a conflict which spans time and space itself. According to the official series’ description, “…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.”
“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,” Folsom, Cantwell and Rogers said 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.”
Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng added, “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. 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.”
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