Streaming services are always looking for more source material for shows, and now Amazon is mining for a great show in a great comic, Paper Girls.
The comic, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang and published under Image Comics, follows a group of paper girls in 1988 that end up getting caught in the middle of a fight between time-travelers. With that 1980’s angle, Amazon could be trying to get in on that nostalgia that Netflix’s Stranger Things has been cashing in on.
According to Deadline, Toy Story 4 co-writer Stephany Folsom will be the screen writer with Vaughan as executive producer. Paper Girls is the first project under Vaughan’s multi-year deal with Legendary Entertainment, the company making the show.
This won’t be Amazon’s first show based on a comic book series. A series based on The Boys, 2006 comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, will premiere on July 26, 2019. It’s definitely a darker series that looks at a world where superheroes do as they like, and a group of regular citizens must work to keep them in check.