CW Developing Live-Action TV Series of Powerpuff Girls
After the grand success of superhero shows like The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, The CW Network is set to launch another action-packed tv show. On Monday, Deadline reported a live-action series remake of the Cartoon Network early-aughts kids’ cartoon, The Powerpuff Girls.
Led by writer Diablo Cody who is on board to write and produce the series, alongside Heather Regnier, the series will be having David Madden as the executive producer via Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros.Television
But here’s the spotlight of Cody and Reigner’s version, according to the report, “The Powerpuff Girls used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?”
The original series which featured years ago on Cartoon Network was about Professor Utonium who accidentally added Chemical X to his mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice and creates three elementary school aged superheroes, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who fight to protect their town from vicious villains. The show ran for six seasons and 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005.
Along with the TV show, in the year 2002, “The Powerpuff Girls Movie” was also released. Years later a reboot of the series in 2016 introduced a fourth Powerpuff Girls member called Bliss and the series went on to get nominated for the Emmys. It was concluded in 2019.
All throughout the cartoon series, the Powerpuff were small kids, battling giants and monsters for the mayor of Townsville. But the reinterpretation by CW series will follow the girls who are in their twenties dealing with something even more atrocious.
With much of the industry still under lockdown due to the covid pandemic, word on the show’s official title isn’t yet out, let alone any information about the cast and release date.