Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for Paper Girls, an adaptation of the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang.
The coming-of-age, science-fiction series kicks off in the early morning of the day after Halloween in 1988 and follows four young women who find themselves transported to the future where they encounter grown-up versions of themselves. As someone who isn’t at all familiar with Paper Girls, this trailer was pretty much all new to me, but I’m down to check out the series. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Brian K. Vaughan said while the series does depart from the comic (with the creator’s blessing), it is 100 percent accessible to everyone.
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. 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. 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.
Paper Girls stars Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman.
The official synopsis for Paper Girls:
In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls—Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ—are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travelers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves.
All eight episodes of Paper Girls will debut on Prime Video on July 29th.