Prime Video prepares the premiere of Papergirlsthe adaptation of the comic of the same name created by the writer Brian K Vaughan and the illustrator Cliff Chiang. The graphic story of American origin is inspired by the classic formula of the 80s that made the goonies a film classic and turned stranger things in a success in the middle of the 21st century. But, in this case, the leading role falls on a group of teenagers who mainly experience a time travel adventure.
Serialization of this title took place between 2015 and 2019. It spanned 30 numbers that recounted the journey of four newspaper delivery girls of only 12 years in the midst of very strange events. The morning after a Halloween celebration in 1988, they begin their daily work routine and are brought to unimaginable situations involving time travel and out-of-this-world creatures.
The mind behind this intriguing plot told in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the idea was born from her younger days in suburban Cleveland: “There was one year, when I was about 12 years old, when all the delivery men in our neighborhood were suddenly replaced by delivery women.”
“I thought it was so rude that these 12-year-old girls were going out at 4am to deliver bad news to adults. It was so interesting and captivating that they were newspaper boys, a dying breed, and yet they were the first of their kind. I thought, ‘This is such an interesting group of young women. They would make a great heart of a story.’ So it started with that inspiration and expanded from there.”
For the diverse group of protagonists in the television version of Papergirlsthere will be performances by sophia rosinsky as MacCoyle; Camryn-Jones as Tiffany Quilkin; Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng; Y fine strazza as KJ Brandman. While, in the future, Ali Wong will be the adult version of Erin. The project was led by Christopher C. Rogers in the position of showrunnerand had the creative advice of Brian K Vaughan Y Cliff Chiangwho are also listed as executive producers.
“I think sometimes people read a comic and say, ‘oh this is just storyboards, let’s shoot this.’ But comics are a unique medium unto themselves, and television can do things that we can’t,” Vaughan admitted, stressing the importance of other elements such as the soundtrack and the great talent of the cast: “This series really takes advantage of both the medium. If you’ve never heard of PapergirlsIf you’re not familiar with this comic, then the show is still 100 percent accessible and I think you’ll love it. But if you’re a hardcore comic book fan, it’s still going to be extremely surprising for you guys. […] There are new characters, there are new threats.”
All episodes can be seen on July 29 in the catalog of Prime Video.