Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s hit series from Image Comics, Papergirls, has been picked up and ordered to series by Amazon. Initially, in development from Legendary Television in association with Plan B, this project, found itself in a competitive situation last year.
Paper Girls follows four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, 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.
Vaughan who is the bestselling writer and co-creator of several acclaimed, award-winning comics series including Saga, with artist Fiona Staples, Ex Machina, with artist Tony Harris; Barrier, with artist Marcos Martin; and We Stand on Guard with artist Steve Skroce is no stranger to television, as he has served as an executive producer of the adaptation of FX drama series Y: The Last Man starring Diane Lane, and executive consultant on Hulu’s Runaways, which he created for Marvel.
Toy Story 4 co-writer Stephany Folsom wrote the adaptation and will act as co-showrunner alongside Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers. Vaughan and Chiang will also serve as executive producers. In a statement reported by Deadline, Folsom, Cantwell, and Rogers said,
“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. 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.”
Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, 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.”
No release date for the series has been announced.
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