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Prime’s thrilling new series Paper Girls will premiere on Prime on July 29, writes ANDREA BEATTIE

Paper Girls is based on the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan

We can’t wait for this one! Prime’s newest offering is Paper Girls, and if the reception from the San Diego Comic-Con panel audience is anything to go by, it’s gonna be big.

The Paper Girls cast – Camryn Jones (Tiffany), Riley Lai Nelet ( Erin), Sofia Rosinsky (Mac) and Fina Strazza (KJ) – and creators Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang presented a Friday Comic-Con panel on the series, based on the best-selling graphic novels with the series premiering on July 29.

Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Chris Rogers, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Sofia Rosinsky, Fina Strazza, Nate Corddry and Adina Porter at Comic-Con on Friday.

What’s it all about then?

In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls – Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ – are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever.

Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves.

While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travellers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power.

In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. 

Series is based on graphic novels

Based on the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan, Paper Girls is a high-stakes personal journey depicted through the eyes of the four girls, and Ali Wong as the grown-up version of Erin, with Nate Corddry as Larry, and Adina Porter as Prioress.

The panel was an absolute standout of the Friday panels at Comic-Con, and you can just feel that this one is going to be big. The young actors presented themselves incredibly well and displayed an impressive depth of insight into their characters, and the time period in which their series is set.

Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Chris Rogers at Comic-Con on Friday.

And yes, the series is yet another set in the 80s, but at the panel series creator Vaughan said the series was “not so much a love letter to the 80s as a death threat” which intrigues us even more, with EP Chris Rogers saying it’s “a little more Stand By Me and a little less Amblin … “

Paper Girls is from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. The series is executive produced by Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B.

The series was created for television by Folsom. Season One is directed by Mairzee Almas, Georgi Banks-Davies, Destiny Ekaragha, and Karen Gaviola.

Make sure you tune into Prime on July 29 where all episodes will be released.

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