‘Stranger Things’ Fans Get ‘Hyped’ With Upcoming Amazon Prime Series

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Stranger Things fans think they have found a new show to fill the sci-fi gap in their life while they wait for Season Five.

Amazon Prime has released a trailer for their upcoming series Paper Girls, which is set to be released later this month.

The female-led show will follow four young protagonists as they get teleported 31 years into the future from 1988 to 2019.

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The show is based on the comic that has the same name and was written by Brian K Vaughan, which had 30 issues and ran from 2015 to 2019.

Although it shares a similar title, the creator of the graphic novel has given his blessing for the showrunners to do their own thing with the show and confirmed it will be a very loose adaptation.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Vaughan said: “If you’ve never heard of Paper Girls, if you’re not familiar with this comic, then the show is still 100 percent accessible and I think you will love it. 

“But if you’re a hardcore fan of the comic, it’s still going to be extremely surprising to you. With our blessing, they go to some places that we never could as a comic and there are new characters, there are new threats.”

People on social media have posted their excitement for the show and have started comparing it to Stranger Things.

On Twitter, one user wrote: “Amazon Prime’s Paper Girls is literally a representation of Stranger Things but with just an all-female cast and honestly it looks absolutely amazing.”

Another added: “Riding my bike to work and listening to 80s music, it’s the Paper Girls/Stranger Things effect.”

However, fans of the original comic do not agree with the comparisons that the show is having with the Netflix hit.

One fan tweeted: “The, Paper Girls is just knock-off Stranger Things comparisons have begun. Paper Girls is older than Stranger Things and a very different thing. The only real comparison between the two is its stories about kids from the 80s.”

Another commented: “Paper Girls comics are being adapted into a TV show and everyone’s going to say it’s a Stranger Things rip off and I’m ready to correct them.”

The eight-episode series is set to premiere on July 29 and has been written by Toy Story 4 co-writer Stephany Folsom.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.