Amazon Orders the Adaptation of Image Comics’ Paper Girls to Series
Many fans were waiting for it, and it’s happening at last. Amazon is going to adapt Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls into a series. The mystery sci-fi comic book series published by Image Comics’ follows the story of four teenage girls who find themselves caught up in a war between time-traveling factions. The Amazon project sees Toy Story 4 co-writer Stephany Folsom — who also wrote the adaptation — as a showrunner. He will work together with Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers.
“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,” said Folsom, Cantwell, and Rogers in a press release. “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.”
Image Comics’ series concluded with Paper Girls #30 on July 31, 2019. A few days prior, Amazon announced its commitment to the adaptation, which is now official.
“Brian’s beloved, widely acclaimed and multiple Eisner Award-winning story delivers a gripping concept grounded by compelling characters,” added Albert Cheng, COO and Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. 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.”
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Recommended Reading: Paper Girls Deluxe Edition Vol. 1