Paper Girls premiered on Amazon Prime Video on July 29, 2022 and many of us have already binge-watched the series. Unfortunately, Paper Girls Season 2 hasn’t been announced yet, which is why we went looking for more shows like Paper Girls to stream while we wait for Season 2. Especially the shows which combine science fiction and fantasy caught our attention, and series based on comic books also caught our eye. That’s why we have gathered 7 shows like Paper Girls for you to watch until the 2nd season of the series comes out. Without much ado, let’s dive in!
1. Night Sky
Night Sky is one of the shows like Paper Girls as it’s also a science fiction drama and streaming on Amazon Prime. It was released on May 20, 2022 and is about a couple named Franklin and Irene who discover a portal in their backyard that leads them to an abandoned planet. The first season of the series consists of 8 episodes. Unfortunately, the series was canceled after Season 1.
Ragnarok is a fantasy series produced by Netflix that derives its title from Norse mythology. The series is set in modern times in the fictional Norwegian town of Edda, which is plagued by climate change and industrial pollution from the local Jutul family’s factories. However, the family is challenged by a teenage boy who is surprised to learn that he is the reincarnation of Thor, the god of thunder, and takes up the fight against those who are destroying the planet. The series received positive reviews from critics for its highlighting of climate change and industrial pollution. It includes 2 seasons and Season 3 is in the works. Mythology lovers shouldn’t miss Ragnarok!
3. Warrior Nun
Warrior Nun is one of the shows like Paper Girls that we couldn’t leave out. Even though the entire series isn’t based on a comic book, Warrior Nun was created based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala by Ben Dunn. It’s about a paraplegic orphan, Ava Silva, who discovers that she has supernatural powers that force her to join an ancient order of warrior nuns. Portuguese actress Alba Baptista plays the main character and is also the narrator of the series. The series received consistently positive reviews and was renewed for a 2nd season.
4. The Magicians
Who doesn’t love magic? The Magicians revolves around the story of Quentin Coldwater, who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy to train as a magician. There he discovers that the magical world from his favorite childhood book, the Fillory and Further series, is real and poses a danger to humanity. The series was first released in 2015 and has a total of 5 seasons.
Like Paper Girls, Travelers is also a science fiction drama series. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, a group of agents known as Travelers are responsible for protecting society by sending their consciousnesses into the past. Travelers has an IMDb rating of 8.1, so it could be a good choice for sci-fi fans. The Canadian-American co-production has 3 seasons, all of which are available to stream on Netflix.
6. Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth was released on Netflix on June 4, 2021 and was renewed for a 2nd season just a month later. The reason why it’s one of the shows like Paper Girls is that the post-apocalyptic fantasy series is based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire. The story of the series follows a lovable boy, who’s half human and half deer, seeking a new beginning together with his gruff protector, on a dangerous adventure in a post-apocalyptic world. The series offers the beauty of the rural wilderness and presents viewers with human and animal hybrids.
7. The Shannara Chronicles
Based on the fantasy novel trilogy The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles follows three heroes who protect an ancient tree to prevent the escape of exiled demons in the fictional Four Lands. First aired in 2016, the series has 2 seasons and includes a total of 20 episodes. Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton and Ivana Baquero star in the series. Get ready to enter the fantasy universe of Shannara!