Right now, it feels as though the entertainment industry is riddled with reboots of franchises gone by. From the highly-anticipated Sex and the City (sans Samantha); to the scandalous Gen-Z rendition of Gossip Girl and of course, a trip down memory lane to Orange County. One reboot, however, that we certainly weren't anticipating comes in the form of major childhood cartoon nostalgia. The formidable trio that is the Powerpuff Girls is receiving the live-action series treatment, and we are totally on board to see these badass, patriarchy-fighting superheroes on our screens again.
News of the series first spread in August, when it was first confirmed a Powerpuff Girls reboot was in development. Based on the original Cartoon Network series by Craig McCracken which aired in 1998; the new series will follow the once pint-sized superheroes as now disillusioned twenty-somethings trying to navigate life following a resentful childhood of crime fighting. If that was too much of a mouthful, we think it's pretty fair to say Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have officially retired.
According to Variety, it seems that the Powerpuff Girls series has officially cast its three leading ladies. Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault have been confirmed to play the genetically-engineered superheroes and it certainly feels like a perfect fit. As per the publication, Bennet has been cast as Blossom, Cameron as Bubbles, and Perrault is set to portrayal Buttercup. The series' synopsis shares that Blossom has become the academically-driven adult we all predicted; now holding several advanced degrees but simultaneously riddled with anxiety as a result of her repressed superhero trauma. Bubbles, on the other hand, initially seems more interested in recapturing her childhood fame, while Buttercup has left her rebellious exterior behind – spending her adulthood shedding her superhero identity to live an anonymous life.
The Powerpuff Girls live-action series comes courtesy of writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Oscar-winner Diablo Cody (Juno). Greg Berlanti, known as a veteran in the teen television realm of the industry, is also on board to executive produce.
There is no news yet on when we can expect the pilot episode of the new Powerpuff Girls series, but stayed tuned as we continue to share more updates.