EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime decided not to shoot a second season paper girls, his science fiction series based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chang. The decision came just over a month after all eight episodes of the first season were released on July 29 to critical acclaim, earning a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, soon joined by an equally impressive 88% of the audience.
paper girls comes from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television in partnership with Plan B. According to sources, Legendary TV will be purchasing the series in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of series such as Euphoria as well as The sex life of a student offering yet another show with 3D young female characters in the center.
The sci-fi series follows four young girls who, while delivering newspapers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught up in a conflict between warring factions of time travelers, sending them on a time adventure that will save the world. The show served as a launching pad for the careers of young stars such as Sophia Rozinski, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Fina Strazza, joined by Ali Wong.
paper girls, which did not make the weekly Nielsen streaming rankings, was among the shows whose launch could be overshadowed by the Prime Video tent. LOTR: Rings of Power and the massive marketing campaign that surrounded it.
The series is executive produced by Christopher K. Rogers, Stephanie Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chang, Stephen Prince, and Plan B. The series was made-for-television by Folsom, who left as co-showrunner during production for Season 1. where Rogers becomes sole showrunner. Folsom is already back in business with Legendary TV. King Kong (working title), a Disney+ series that tells the original story of the famous monster.