How to watch 'Paper Girls,' the film adaptation of the beloved comic

Anyone else getting major Hawkins vibes?

paper girls episode 1 4 pre teen newspaper girls in pink skies
(Image credit: Amazon Studios)

For those who feel a lull after Stranger Things, Paper Girls will fill the void with much-needed 80s goodness and adventure.  

Thankfully, there's no Vecna this time around. However, the throwback comic-turned-series does flaunt some of the same thrilling elements as the Netflix blockbuster. 

There's a ways to go before Stranger Things season 5, but we have a feeling this new obsession will keep you plenty busy in the meantime. (Heck, it might even make you forget all about Eddie Munson...possibly.) 

Allow us to introduce you to your next TV binge!

All about 'Paper Girls'

Based on Brian K. Vaughan and illustrator Cliff Chiang's comic, the debut YA series starts out simply enough: in the suburbs right after Halloween. But things get particularly spooky for a group of four teen girls who end up on a time-traveling journey, where they come face-to-face with their adults selves. 

Oh, did we mention they're now going to have to face militant the faction of time-travelers known as the Old Watch? And they thought their paper route and middle school were big responsibilities...

Vaughn's idea actually started from similar experience in his Ohio hometown. One year, all the pre-teen paper boys in Cleveland were replaced by girls, he told Entertainment Weekly. 

"It was just so interesting and captivating that they were newspaper delivery kids, sort of a dying breed, and yet they were the first of their kind. I thought, ‘This is such an interesting group of young women. They would make a great heart of a story," he revealed to the publication.

Though we're grateful for the imagination that stemmed from this memory, here's hoping those paper girls didn't end up on any wild journey they weren't expecting!

How to watch 'Paper Girls'

How to watch 'Paper Girls' in the US

The eight-episode debut season will be available in its entirety on Amazon Prime beginning July 29. Subscription options are available below. 

How to watch 'Paper Girls' outside of the US

Should you not have access to Amazon Prime, you should consider snagging a VPN, which allows you to change your IP address so you can browse anonymously and change your IP address so that your mobile, computer or laptop thinks it's in another location. 

We recommend Express VPN, the top-rated service by our colleagues at TechRadar.

'Paper Girls' trailer

Anyone else sensing a Hawkins vibe, or is it just us? Have a look at the sneak peek of Paper Girls below. What would you do if you came face-to-face with your future self?

'Paper Girls' comics

After launching in 2015, Paper Girls found immediate fandom and resulted in 30 issues. You can get the collection in its entirety and enjoy the story in its original format. 


Paper Girls: The Complete Story by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chian
RRP: $44.99, £30.45

'Paper Girls' cast

  • Sofia Rosinsky
  • Camryn Jones
  • Riley Lai Nelet
  • Fina Strazza
  • Ali Wong
  • Nate Corddry
  • Adina Porter

While you're on Amazon Prime, do be sure its other YA books-turned-shows, like The Summer I Turned Pretty. And catch our other go-to shows like The Summer I Turned Pretty to keep the marathon going. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.