If you’re looking for something to tide you over until “Stranger Things” returns, the new series “Paper Girls’ might just be for you….
It’s probably going to be at least two years before the final season of “Stranger Things” arrives so in the mean time if you’re looking for another series with a heavy dose of 80s nostalgia mixed with some science fiction elements, the new series “Paper Girls” might just be for you.
Based on the comic book series of the same name from writer Brian K. Vaughan — who is also behind the comic “Y The Last Man” as well as serving as a former writer on “Lost” — the show on Amazon Prime follows a group of paper girls who are mysteriously transported from Cleveland, Ohio in 1988 to the same place except this time it’s 2019.
Here’s the synopsis for the series, which debuts on Amazon Prime video on July 29:
“It’s the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intense time war and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future.”
The comic book series won several Eisner Awards — the comic equivalent to the Oscars — and has often been praised by reviewers and there have been plenty of comparisons to “Stranger Things” over the years including one critic saying “Paper Girls” “tell[s] its story from the point of view of young women, not boys, and it doesn’t seem coincidental that its tone is harder, flintier, funnier, more pragmatic, and far less concerned with idealizing the “lost innocence” of childhood.”
Check out the new trailer and see if you’ll be watching “Paper Girls” when it lands on Amazon Prime on July 29.