See Comic Book Heroes Meet Their Future Selves In Paper Girls Trailer

The time-traveling science fiction adventure Paper Girls trailer has just dropped and it looks like things get wild and snarky.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Following several promotional photos and a teaser, Amazon Prime Video has finally released the first full Paper Girls trailer. Based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s 2015 graphic novel of the same name, the story follows four paper delivery girls named Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ. While on their delivery route in the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, the quartet must figure out a way to get back home.

Along their journey, the Paper Girls come face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves and must reconcile that their future is very different from anything their 12-year-old selves imagined. To make matters worse, they are being hunted by the Old Watch – a militant faction of time-travelers who have outlawed the practice so they can stay in power. To survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. The trailer gives viewers a complete look at the premise which feels like across as a cross between Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.

It has been a long road to the Paper Girls trailer. The show was first announced in July 2019, with Amazon Studios putting the project in development with a series commitment. Brian K. Vaughan was executive producing under his overall deal with Legendary Entertainment, along with Stephany Folsom who would write the series. The show was officially greenlit a year later, with Cliff Chiang, Christopher Cantwell, and Christopher C. Rogers joining as executive producers. But during that time, Folsom exited the series, according to Deadline.

Paper Girls was initially set to begin filming in March 2021, but was later pushed back to May that year. Principle photography took place in and around Chicago’s Joliet police station, with filming concluding on October 1, 2021. Described as a high-stakes personal journey, the show is led by the young cast seen in the trailer. The stars include Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman. Ali Wong, Nate Corddry, and Adina Porter also appear in the series.

Speaking about the series, Vaughn told Entertainment Weekly that these young performers are some of the best younger actors he’s ever seen. He added that the show really takes advantage of the comic book medium. But, if you’ve never heard of Paper Girls the story is still very accessible and something everyone will love. “I think you will love it. But if you’re a hardcore fan of the comic, it’s still going to be extremely surprising to you,” he told the publication. “With our blessing, they go to some places that we never could as a comic and there are new characters, there are new threats.”

The highly anticipated comic book series is an Amazon Studios and Legendary Television production, in association with Plan B. Executive producers on the project are Vaughan, Chiang, Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, and Steven Prinz. Consisting of eight episodes, the highly anticipated Paper Girls will be released on Amazon Prime Video on July 29th. And if the trailer is anything indication, fans are in for an epic adventure.