The best-selling comic book series will finally get a live-action adaptation this summer, but it looks like the recent trailer leaves a lot to be desired.
Amazon Prime has just unveiled the first trailer for 'Paper Girls', a series following the lives of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls who face a mysterious threat from the future. The original comic book, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang, was a big hit with readers, so the streaming giant's decision to adapt it for home screens was certainly a nor brainer. The first trailer promises rewarding and dangerous adventures, set within a cozy American suburbia.
However, while comic book fandom is excited at the prospect of seeing this beloved story in live-action, some viewers are already disappointed in Amazon's attempt to adapt the comic, and it has nothing to do with the quality of the series itself. The problem, according to fans, is poor marketing by Amazon Prime, which can lead to the series being quickly canceled upon release.
"Really surprised how little marketing they've done for this, like almost none. They dropped a brand new trailer for a brand new show and a Reddit sub with 1600 subscribers is the only place I even organically saw it come up. They've done next to 0 marketing for this." – /smallbatchb.
And even though the trailer doesn't show much in terms of narrative, fans of 'Paper Girls' are already worried that some will accuse the series of imitating one very popular show.
"I don't know anything about this franchise but after the trailer, I got the feeling that some viewers will start to compare these four characters with S.T. after the series is dropped even though they don't share the same story." – /messengers1.
'Paper Girls' will arrive on Amazon Prime July 29, 2022.