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Paper Girls: First Set Photos and Video

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

Chicago's historic Music Box Theater played host today to one of the most anticipated new comic book shows of the year, Paper Girls.

The Amazon Prime series, Paper Girls, was announced on July 11th, 2019 and production is in full swing in and around the Midwest.


Today, the street outside The Music Box Theater in Chicago was alive with production crews and actors filming scenes in and out of the historic movie house.

While this was a closed set, some photos and videos have emerged online showing the scope of the production as well as some scenes featuring Fina Strazza who plays KJ Brandman on the show.


Paper Girls is a new tv series based on the wildly popular Image Comic book of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan. The comic follows the story of four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls Erin, MacKenzie, KJ, and Tiffany. It is set in Stony Stream, a fictional suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. While they are out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween, the town is struck by an invasion from a mysterious force from the future. The girls are now unwillingly caught up in the conflict between two warring factions of time travelers.

One of things clearly noticeable on set was the transformation of Chicago's Southport Corridor, into a 1980's, 4th of July, Ohio city street, complete with Independence Day decorations, 80's vehicles, and Ohio license plates. Crews could also be seen unpacking classic 80's movie posters including The SHining and 2001 a Space Odyssey.


With production now in full swing, I'm sure this is just the first of many behind-the-scenes photos we'll start seeing popup online.

Amazon has not revealed any fixed or even estimated date for the arrival of this series.

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