The Powerpuff Girls will soon be calling The CW home. The CW has ordered a pilot for a live action version of the classic Cartoon Network hit “The PowerPuff Girls.”
The network will be moving forward with the live action television series, which will reportedly add a “Riverdale-style” darkness to the classic recipe of sugar, spice, everything nice and Chemical-X.
The idea of a live action version of the Cartoon Network classic began as a rumor back in August. For The CW, the series will tell the tale of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup as 20-year-olds who are not happy with spending their childhood fighting crime. The trio will be challenged to come out of retirement in order to save the world again.
The brains behind the live action show will be Heather Regnier, who worked on “Veronica Mars,” and Diablo Cody, who worked on “Juno.” Arrow-verse architects Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden will be executive producing via Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. Television will produce the series as well.
The original “Powerpuff Girls” was created by Craig McCracken and the animated series ran on Cartoon Network from 1998-2005. The franchise includes a feature film released in 2002, follow-up specials and a 2016 animated reboot that did involve McCracken.
Recently, it has been announced that The CW found their “Powerpuff Girls” to lead the upcoming reboot. Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault will all be portraying the three superheroes.
Bennet will be portraying Blossom, Cameron has been cast as Bubbles and Perrault will be playing Buttercup.
Bennet is most famous for her portrayal of the Marvel superhero, Daisy Johnson / Quake, for seven seasons on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
The CW pilot has Cameron and Bennet reuniting. Cameron was also on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” portraying Ruby Hale in the Marvel drama.
The “Powerpuff” reboot will be Perrault’s television debut, but her resume expands into Broadway and music. She has produced her own original music. Her breakaway credits include the Alanis Morisette musical “Jagged Little Pill.”
The CW turning childhood content into young adult shows is no new notion. There is the wildly popular take on Archie Comics with “Riverdale,” which is returning for a sixth season. As of now, the upcoming “Powerpuff” series has no release date.