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Canceled: Prime Video and Hulu ditch marquee shows after only 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 marquee debuts of 2022.

Prime Video’s top team has axed Paper Girls, a sci-fi drama that only began its run on August 4. The show, which had a decidedly Stranger Things vibe, was set in 1988 and followed four girls who, while out delivering newspapers the morning after Halloween, become caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers.

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

Mac, Tiffany, Erin, and KJ stare up at a purple, cloudy sky in Prime Video's Paper Girls TV series

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)

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 new arrival, The Rings Of Power.

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