Amazon has unveiled the first photos of Paper Girls , while announcing that the eight episodes of the series will be released next July 29 on Prime Video .
The show is based on the comic of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang . It is “a high-risk personal journey seen through the eyes of four girls, played by Camryn Jones (Tiffany Quilkin), Riley Lai Nelet (Erin Tieng), Sofia Rosinsky (Mac Coyle) and Fina Strazza (KJ Brandman)” .
Paper Girlsstars four girls – Erin, Mac, Tiffany and KJ – who, while distributing newspapers the morning after Halloween night 1988, find themselves unwittingly embroiled in a conflict between rival factions of time travelers that will change their lives forever. . Transported to the future, the girls will have to find a way to return to their past, and this search will lead them to meet adult versions of themselves. While resigning themselves to the fact that their future is very different from what they imagined as 12-year-olds, they are hunted down by a militant faction of time travelers known as Old Watch, which has outlawed time travel so they can stay in power. To survive, girls will have to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other as well as themselves.
The comic is still being published, published in the United States by Image Comics and in Italy by Bao Publishing . You can see the photos below.
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The official synopsis
Paper Girls follows four young girls who, as they distribute newspapers the morning after Halloween night 1988, find themselves unwittingly drawn into a conflict between rival factions of time travelers, which will lead them on a time adventure to save the world. Traveling between past, present and future, they will also encounter future versions of themselves and will have to choose between accepting or rejecting their destiny.
The cast consists of Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Sofia Rosinsky, Fina Strazza, Nate Corddry, Adina Porter and Ali Wong .
The adaptation was entrusted to Stephany Folsom , who was to be executive producer along with Vaughan and Plan B , but the author left the series. Folsom is known for Toy Story 4 and Thor: Ragnarok , though the Writers Guild of America has denied her credit as the latter’s co-writer. She also wrote the script for 1969: A Space Odyssey Or: How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon , included in the Black List. The showrunner is now Christopher C. Roger .
The synopsis of Bao
The official synopsis of Bao Publishing is also interesting :
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang create a series destined to become a cult. Five girls delivering newspapers in a suburb of Cleveland one night stumble upon the most important secret in the universe, and their world is turned upside down. Imagine a cross between The Goonies , Stand by me – Memory of a Summer and The War of the Worlds and you will have a vague idea of the atmosphere you can expect.