Amazon Greenlights ‘Paper Girls’ Series Based On Comic By Brian K. Vaughan

Amazon is always looking for new comic books to adapt into TV shows, and last year came word they were developing Paper Girls, based on the hit series by Brian K. Vaughan and artist Cliff Chiang. Well, now they have officially given it a go and named the duo who will be spearheading the effort.

Variety reports Amazon has given the green light to a Paper Girls series, in hopes of creating what could be a Stranger Things-sized hit. The sci-fi fantasy comic is also set in the ’80s, and follows a group of newspaper delivery girls who, on the day after Halloween, get wrapped up in an invasion by warring factions of time travelers.

Newly-announced are the show’s producers and showrunners, the duo of Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers. They’re best known as creators of the acclaimed AMC series Halt & Catch Fire.

No word on when Paper Girls will launch, but chances are Amazon is going to want to move on this quickly.

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