EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime has chosen not to resume a second season of paper girls, his sci-fi series based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The decision comes just over a month after all eight episodes of season 1 were released on July 29 to a strong response from critics, earning 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, which was soon joined by an equally similar audience score. impressive 88%.
paper girls comes from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. According to sources, Legendary TV will buy the series, looking to capitalize on the popularity of series like Euphoria and Student Sex Lives by offering another show with young three-dimensional female characters in the center.
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The sci-fi series follows four young girls who, while delivering items the day after Halloween in 1988, find themselves unwittingly caught up in a conflict between warring factions of time travelers, sending them on an adventure through the time that will save the world. The show served as a career launchpad for its young breakout stars, Sofia Rosinksy, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Fina Strazza, who are joined in the cast by Ali Wong.
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paper girls, which did not break into Nielsen’s weekly streaming charts, was among the shows whose launch may have been overshadowed by Prime Video’s tentpole LOTR: Rings of Power and the massive marketing campaign that surrounded it.
The series is executive produced by Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B. The series was created for television by Folsom, who came out as co-showrunner during production on Season 1, with Rogers becoming sole showrunner. Folsom also worked on Amazon power rings and has a high-profile series in the works at Disney+, King Kong (working title), which traces the original history of the famous monster.