Paper Girls filming scenes in Wheeling this week

Paper Girls
(Production wrapped last night in Wheeling, IL)

Paper Girls completed filming scenes in Wheeling this week. According to a tweet from the Wheeling Police and Fire Department, production ended last night. The new Olive Productions /Amazon Studios /Legendary Entertainment series Paper Girls will continue filming in the Chicago area through mid September.

“That’s a wrap! Film crews from Olive Productions, LLC in association with Amazon Studios and Legendary Entertainment wrapped up filming in Wheeling this week. We had a blast learning the “biz”! Remember to tune in to Paper Girls when it premiers on Amazon Prime Video in 2022!”

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The series is based on graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan. The story centers around four 12-year-old girls – Mac (Fast Layne‘s Sofia Rosinsky), Tiffany (Cherish the Day‘s Camryn Jones), Erin (Altered Carbon‘s Riley Lai Nelet) and KJ (A Christmas Melody‘s) Fina Strazza – who deliver newspapers. While making deliveries the day after Halloween, the girls become involved in a conflict between two groups of time travelers.  

The series will bring a lot of excitement to streaming as the characters explore everything from time travel between different centuries, future versions of themselves, and the question of whether or not the past can or should be changed by time travelers.

In early June, Twitter users and fans got their first look at the girls in action during a shoot in Hoffman Estates last month, thanks to a retweet from an account named Mabel.

If you look closely, you can see their newspaper delivery bags, and even KJ’s (Strazza) field hockey stick strapped to her back. 

Ali Wong is set to play the adult version of Erin. In the series, “when the two Erins finally come face-to-face, they are forced to confront the gap between their childhood hopes, dreams and ambitions, and the reality of their grown-up life.”

Wong is perhaps best known to TV audiences for her role as Doris on the ABC comedy American Housewife. She currently voices the role of Bertie in the Netflix-turned-Adult Swim cartoon Tuca & Bertie and is set to star in and produce the Netflix dramedy BEEF, opposite Minari’s Steven Yeun.

The series is executive produced by Cliff Chiang (Face Off), Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4), Christopher C. Rogers (Halt and Catch Fire), Kai Wu (The Flash), Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire) and Brian K. Vaughn.

Folsom and Rogers will serve as co-showrunners. Paper Girls will debut on Amazon Prime in late 2021 or 2022.