The upcoming Paper Girls adaptation has finally cast its four leads in Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, Fina Strazza and Camryn Jones. The series, being developed at Amazon is based on the award-winning Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang comic series of the same name, that follows the adventures of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls that end up in the middle of a war that might end up destroying the world as they know it.
Rosinskly will play Mac Coyle, Lai Nelet will be Erin Tieng, Strazza is KJ Brandman and Jones will portrait Tiffany Quilkin. Set in 1988, the plot will follow the girls as they come into contact with beings who’ve uncovered time travel which leads to voyages both to the far past and the far future where they discover how their older selves are also playing their part in “The Battle of the Ages”. A love letter to a time gone by, it explores themes like friendship and love, growing up, and discovering your place in the world. It’s sure to become one of Amazon’s biggest hits as the series it is based on also managed to gather universal acclaim across all ages. Amazon continues to explore comic book adaptations that go beyond the superhero genre and the choice to go with Paper Girls is sure to be a successful one.
The original comic series ran for 30 issues, from 2015 to 2019, and won the Eisner Award for Best New Series in 2016. The Amazon adaptation is set to begin principal photography later this year in Chicago, with a yet undisclosed premiere date.