Amazon Prime Video canceled “Paper Girls” after one season.
The series was produced by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television in association with Plan B. It is based on the graphic novel series of the same name written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang and published by Image Comics.
“Paper Girls” begins in the wee hours of the morning after Halloween 1988, when four newspaper delivery girls – Erin (Riley Lai Nelet), Mac (Sofia Rosinsky), Tiffany (Camryn Jones) and KJ (Fina Strazza) – are on their way when ‘they are caught in the crossfire between warring time travelers, forever changing the course of their lives. Transported into the future, they must find a way to return to the past, a journey that will bring them face to face with adult versions of themselves. While coming to terms with the fact that their future is far different from what their 12-year-old children imagined, they are hunted down by a militant faction of time travelers known as the Old Watch, who have banned time travel in order to to be able to stay in power. To survive, the girls must overcome their differences and learn to trust and trust each other.
Season 1 debuted to positive reviews, with Variety chief film critic Caroline Framke praising the main performances and nothing but the series “embraces the adrenaline rush of a wild goose chase through time and space, but is often at its best in the quietest moments of human connection”.
Stephany Folsom serves as creator while Christopher C. Rogers serves as showrunner. The two executive producers alongside Vaughan, Chiang, Christopher Cantwell and Steven Prinz.