Author Brian K. Vaughan created a coming of age graphic novel not about superheroes, no, not about supervillains, instead he created a story about four young women coming into age, while accidentally being thrusted unwillingly into time travel.
Based on the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan, Paper Girls is a high-stakes personal journey depicted through the eyes of four girls, played by breakout leads Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman. Ali Wong also stars as the grown-up version of Erin, with Nate Corddry as Larry, and Adina Porter as Prioress.
"I was a huge fan of the graphic novel but I felt like if they want to do kind of like a Disney version of this or a CW version of this if they want to take out the bad words and kind of sanitize the rough edges of these kids, that's not going to be for me, because I think what's so good about it is it goes to these kinds of difficult places, shows these eras you know, warts and all."
Said Executive Producer / Show-runner, Chris Rogers
We had the opportunity to sit with the creators Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Executive Producer Chris Rogers to talk about adapting the popular graphic novel to the small screen, the overall tone and working with the amazing ensemble. Check it out.
Paper Girls is from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. The series is executive produced by Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B. The series was created for television by Folsom. Season One is directed by Mairzee Almas, Georgi Banks-Davies, Destiny Ekaragha, and Karen Gaviola.
Prime Video set the Paper Girls release date and time at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT on Friday, July 29. The story is based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s comic book series which debuted at Image Comics on Oct. 7, 2015.