Paper Girls premiered on Amazon Prime Vide on July 29, 2022, but we have already binged the first season. Now we know that fans of the science fiction series are wondering if the time travel adventures of our foursome will continue? Has Paper Girls Season 2 been greenlit yet? Calm down, here is everything we know about Paper Girls Season 2. Without much ado, let’s get straight to the latest news about the Amazon Prime series.
Paper Girls Season 2 Release Date
It hasn’t been that long since the 8-episode first season of Paper Girls landed on Amazon Prime. Therefore, there’s no official announcement from the streaming platform about Paper Girls Season 2 yet. In order to decide whether the science fiction series will be expanded or not, Amazon will probably check the ratings as well as the critics’ and viewers’ ratings. So, it might be that they’ll wait for a little while to make a reliable statement about the performance of the series.
As for the response to Paper Girls, the series received a 7.1 rating on IMDb. On Rotten Tomatoes, it received 85% approval with an average rating of 6.9/10, based on 41 critics’ reviews. The reviews on the website also state, “Folding together time-traveling wonder with a strong ensemble of youngsters who are as dimensional as origami, Paper Girls is an absolute blast to the future.” From this, we can conclude that the series has received generally positive reviews which increases the likelihood that Paper Girls Season 2 will appear on the streaming platform. For now, we’ll have to be patient until the streaming giant makes an official announcement.
Paper Girls Ending Explained
In Paper Girls Season 1, Episode 8, titled “It B Over,” our four time travelers meet Grand Father, the head of the Old Watch. Grand Father takes a minute to present his view of the timeline with the help of Mac’s mixtape. He claims that each attempt to change the timeline is similar to recording over a tape, with the quality getting worse each time. Eventually, he claims, the timeline will break, which will mean the end of the universe. For this reason, the Old Guard watches over the timeline, and the ablutions they perform are meant to have as little effect as possible.
It’s obvious that the four are destined for the ablutions, because they often meet their future selves. To make matters worse, in Paper Girls Season 1 Episode 8, the kids learn that a radio broadcast they heard in 1988 was actually transmitted to them by their future selves. Tiffany also leaves a message for her future self that will inspire her to discover time travel. The Grand Father climbs into the cathedral with the Paper Girls to take them back to 1988.
However, The Prioress is shocked to learn that one of the Paper Girls is Tiffany Quilkin, the head of the Quilkin Institute, whose research makes time travel possible. She realizes that she has only one chance to change the course of events: If she can have an impact on Tiffany Quilkin’s life, she could prevent the discovery of time travel. Although she knows that if she succeeds, neither the Watch nor the STF Underground will ever have existed, the Prioress cannot resist the urge to make another desperate attempt to alter the timeline.
In order to resolve the time conflict, she tries to send the main Paper Girls character on a timeline mission. However, her plan fails completely due to the interference of other members of the Old Watch. She accidentally put Mac and KJ in the capsule that Tiffany was supposed to be in, and so they’re probably stranded in the future.
Tiffany and Erin are able to travel through time in another time capsule, but the settings have been changed so they seem to be trapped in the past. They are shocked to see an outdated drive-in movie at the end of the episode, watched by people in cars. While they are watching footage from The Longest Yard (1974), David Bowie’s song “Golden Years” plays, suggesting that they are now in the 1970s, as the song is associated with 1975.
Paper Girls Comics
Paper Girls is based on a comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang, first published in 2015 and concluded in 2019. The TV adaptation of the book series was announced in 2019.