Paper Girls was filmed in Chicago last summer, and many of the scenes were filmed on Southport. The series is now live on Amazon Prime Video, and they were quick to get a shot of the former Amazon Bookstore.
From Reel Chicago, “The new series, Paper Girls which was filmed in the Chicago area last summer, has dropped all eight episodes of the first season exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
We’re seeing a pattern with a new series, where the streamers drop all the episodes at once. The theory, as we see it, is let’s see how well it is received, what do the critics say, and what’s the buzz on social media. Judging by the overall positive comments on Paper Girls, we place our money on seeing a Season 2 announcement in the very near future.
Described as “a high-stakes personal journey depicted through the eyes of four girls,” according to the official logline, Paper Girls is based on the best-selling graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang. The show’s breakout leads are played by Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman. The hilarious and talented Ali Wong also stars as the grown-up version of Erin, with Nate Corddry as Larry and Adina Porter as Prioress.
The internet is buzzing with reviews and at this time, Paper Girls Season 1 is ranked 87% fresh by Rotten Tomatoes based on 38 ratings.”