Are you ready for a new series, set in a small town in the ’80s, about a quartet of teens that ride around on their bikes (and stay in contact via walkie-talkies), and find themselves sucked into paranormal events? And just for the heck of it, there’s a big culminating scene set in a mall? Wait, what? Noooooo, this isn’t that show. This one’s about GIRLS!
After a “competitive situation,” a live-action series based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s acclaimed comic book ‘Paper Girls’ will pedal over to Amazon.
‘Paper Girls’ follows the exploits of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls– Erin, MacKenzie, KJ, and Tiffany– in the fictional suburb of Cleveland, OH, Stony Stream, in 1988. Every morning the girls meet to complete their paper routes, but on the morning after Halloween, they find themselves sucked into a war between two factions of time-travelers. The girls find themselves transported hilariously to the present (like THIS present– y’know, smartphones, the internet, etc.), as well as to the past and future. Along the way, they also encounter themselves at various ages. The time-travel is sweeping, but the girls’ friendships serve as the emotional core of the series.
The ‘Paper Girls’ TV series will be produced by Legendary Television and Plan B, with Stephany Folsom writing and executive producing with Vaughan and Plan B. Vaughan signed a three-year development deal with Legendary in December and this is the first project to stem from that. This marks Folsom’s second major project for Amazon, as she is currently serving as a Consulting Producer on the highly-anticipated ‘Lord of the Rings’ series.
Among Vaughan’s other projects that have been turned into TV series are Hulu’s ‘Runaways’, on which he acts as consulting producer, and FX’s upcoming ‘Y: The Last Man’ (or just ‘Y’), on which he will also act as executive producer.
Are you a fan of ‘Paper Girls’? Are you excited that it is being turned into a TV series?