‘Paper Girls’ co-showrunner gives an update on drama’s TV adaptation

'Paper Girls' co-showrunner gives an update on drama's TV adaptation

Paper Girls continues to be in the works under Amazon Studios. A year after announcing the TV adaptation, an update from one of the showrunners finally surfaced.

Fans of the mystery/science fiction comic book series Paper Girls are in for a treat. Amazon Studios has been working on the small screen adaptation, which means there’s progress in the development phase.

The Paper Girls TV series was first announced in July 2019. And as revealed before, the project hails from Legendary Television and Plan B (12 Years A Slave, Moonlight).

Those who followed Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel got thrilled of the news. However, since its announcement last year, there hasn’t been a lot of updates regarding the series.

Amazon has been mum about it until TV veteran Christopher Cantwell posted an update on his Twitter account.

Binder of notes for the series

Cantwell, whose work includes Halt and Catch Fire and comic work on Doctor Doom recently tweeted a photo showing his involvement with the upcoming series.

He first drew the attention of his followers to his stringed glasses, which he shared to be always missing in the writers room. But his pair of glasses was clearly not the star of his post.

What he really intended to reveal was his involvement as a co-showrunner of the new series. In fact, the picture he shared showed the glasses sitting on top of his binder of notes for the series.

He also mentioned the other members of the creative team including Toy Story 4 co-writer Stephany Folsom who will pen the adaptation of the graphic novel. She is also revealed to executive produce the project alongside Vaughan and Plan B.

Cantwell also gave a shout out to the graphic novel’s co-creator, Cliff Chiang, in response to a comment. He describes Chiang as “incredible” and “absolute best.”

Fans’ reaction

As expected, Cantwell’s post created some hype and excitement among fans of Paper Girls. Some also sent out a word of congratulations to Cantwell for nabbing the project.

One of the comments wrote, “Loved the comic and they hit the lottery with you guys as showrunners. Congratulations!”

“AHHHH!!!!! I love Paper Girls!!!!! This is awesome!!!” another tweet read.

It’s no surprise though that many are looking forward to the adaptation. Since the comic book was published in 2015, it has created a solid fanbase.

Many grew fond of the time-traveling adventures of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls named Erin, MacKenzie, KJ, and Tiffany.

They are also excited to see how the producers will make the story of Paper Girls alive on screen. Further details are still kept under wraps for now but fans should stay tuned for more future updates.

Featured image used courtesy of Matt Draper/YouTube Screenshot

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