A little more than a year ago, it was revealed that Amazon had started development on a TV series based on the best-selling comic book series, “Paper Girls” from creators Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. At the time, all that was known is that “Toy Story 4” writer, Stephany Folsom was aboard to write the pilot. Well, a year later, not only do we know more about the series, but Amazon has given “Paper Girls” the official green light.
According to Variety, Amazon is set to move ahead with a “Paper Girls” TV series by giving the sci-fi, coming-of-age series the green light with Folsom still aboard to write the show. In addition, we now know that “Halt and Catch Fire” co-creators, Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, are on board to produce and showrun the new series. To say this is all good news is an incredible understatement.
For those not familiar with “Paper Girls,” the comic book series from Vaughan and Chiang is set in the late-‘80s and follows a group of young girls that operate a newspaper route. But the group of girls find themselves completely out of their depth when they come across some strange alien-like technology and mysterious creatures. And that’s when stuff really just begins.
“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.”
As mentioned, Cantwell and Rogers are the masterminds behind “Halt and Catch Fire,” which is one of the most underrated series of the past decade. That AMC show never became the awards season darling that it deserved to be and is a career highlight for the likes of Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy, Lee Pace, and Kerry Bishé. Even if it wasn’t based on great source material, “Paper Girls” would be exciting just for having Cantwell and Rogers aboard as showrunners.
It’s unclear when we might see “Paper Girls” arrive on Amazon. Let’s hope it’s sooner than later because we need some goodness in our lives right now.