Amazon Prime has opted not to pick up a second season of ‘Paper Girls’, its science fiction series based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang with which they were looking for an eighties artifact with an air of ‘Stranger Things’. The decision comes just over a month after all eight episodes of season 1 were released on July 29.
‘Paper Girls’ got good reviews and a positive response from the public, but it hasn’t produced the expected audience results. The project was released by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, in association with Plan B. According to Deadline’s sources, Legendary TV will buy the entire seriesseeking to take advantage of the popularity of others such as ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Sex Lives of College Girls’ by offering another program with three-dimensional young female characters at the center, in this case it follows four young people who are seen unknowingly caught up in a conflict between warring factions of time travelers while delivering newspapers the morning after Halloween in 1988.
The series has served as a career launch pad for its young rising stars, Sofia Rosinksy, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet and Fina Strazza, whom Ali Wong joined. Missing out on Nielsen’s weekly streaming charts, ‘Paper Girls’ was one of the releases that may have been overshadowed by Prime Video’s hit ‘The Rings of Power’ and the massive marketing campaign that has surrounded it.
The series is executive produced by Christopher C. Rogers, Stephany Folsom, Christopher Cantwell, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Steven Prinz, and Plan B. The series was created for television by Folsom, who came on as co-executive producer during the production of Season 1, with Rogers becoming the sole showrunner. Folsom also worked on Amazon’s ‘Rings of Power’ and has a high-profile series in the works on Disney+. King Kong, which follows the original story of the famous monster.