Back in July, Amazon gave the green light to Paper Girls, a series based on the Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang comic that was published by Image Comics from 2015 to 2019. Now, a new casting call has surfaced that is anything but surprising, but that shows that development on the show is probably ramping up, with more details sure to surface in the coming weeks.
The comic centers on the time-traveling adventures of a group of four young, you guessed it, paper girls, back in the year 1988. Erin, Mac, KJ, and Tiffany don’t start off as the best and closest of friends, but through their shared experiences of fighting to save the world and trying to travel back home, that will undoubtedly change.
The new casting call lists the four characters as being 11-12 years old, with their backgrounds, ethnicity, and personalities fitting the comics’ to perfection. Erin, Asian American, the group’s new girl. Mac, tough as nails, raised in an abusive home, a survivor. Karina, the wealthy, over-protected white girl that dreams of rebelling and that loves sports. Tiffany, African American, the brains in the group, addicted to videogames. These were always to be the four characters the show could not deviate from, so it’s only natural they are the first priorities when it comes to the casting process. Hopefully, we’ll get some more updates sooner rather than later, as production should be eyeing a March start date.
This is a show that is sure to make a huge impact in the way Stranger Things did back in 2016. As such, the comic it’s based on was listed here in Murphy’s Multiverse as one that could make for an amazing small-screen adaptation.