THR reports that Amazon has given the green light to a series based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s graphic novel Paper Girls.
The show is the third TV adaptation for one of Vaughan’s comics, following Runaways at Hulu and FX’s long-gestating Y: The Last Man. Amazon gave a series commitment to Paper Girls in 2019 ahead of Thursday’s formal pickup.
The project comes from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television — where Vaughan is under a lucrative overall deal — in association with Plan B. Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4) and Halt and Catch Fire creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers will serve as co-showrunners.
Paper Girls centers on four girls who are delivering newspapers on the day after Halloween in 1988 when they become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future, they encounter future versions of themselves and must choose to embrace or reject their fate.