The Paper Girls will not live to ride another day.
Amazon’s Prime Video has canceled Paper Girls after a single season. The series was an adaptation of the comic of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The cancellation comes eight weeks after the show’s eighth and final episode debuted on Prime Video.
According to Deadline, Paper Girls failed to bring in the necessary views to receive a second season. While the season received a 90% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, it failed to connect with general audiences. Following the show’s premiere on July 29th, it failed to make Nielsen’s top 10 for original streaming rankings over those three weeks. Legendary Television, who produced the series, is seeking to shop the series as it feels it could tap into the market that Euphoria and Sex Lives of College Girls have successfully tapped into.
The Prime Video adaptation starred Sofia Rosinksy, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet, Fina Strazza and Ali Wong. It told the story of four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers. Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, Vaughan, Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B executive produced the series. Folsom originally developed the series alongside Rogers, but ultimately left the project during production leaving Rogers as the sole showrunner.