Canceled: Prime Video and Hulu abandon shows after just one season

Executives at Prime Video and Hulu have been busy over the weekend, with both streaming services announcing the cancellation of one of their 2022 premieres.

Prime Video’s core team ended up with Paper Girls, a sci-fi drama that didn’t start until August 4th. The show, which had a decidedly Stranger Things vibe, was set in 1988 and followed four girls who, while delivering newspapers after Halloween, get caught up in a conflict between warring factions of time travelers.

The show features a largely unknown cast, with the only established presence of comedian Ali Wong. With eight episodes, Paper Girls was adapted from the comics by Y: The Last Man and Marvel’s Runaways creator Brian K. Vaughan.

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Despite positive reviews and a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 90%the show failed to find an audience on Prime Video, perhaps overshadowed by the launch of the studio’s giant newcomer, The Rings Of Power.

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