Sugar, spice and intellectual property rights — these are the ingredients needed to make a “Powerpuff Girls” reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a live-action reboot of “The Powerpuff Girls,” the beloved Cartoon Network series about crime fighting triplets, recently received a pilot order from The CW, and first details about the new series are finally here.
This is what we know so far:
Who’s in it
IGN reports that the new series recently found its three leads with Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault tabbed to play the super powered sisters.
According to Variety, Bennet is taking on the role of Blossom, the headstrong leader of the group, Cameron will star as Bubbles, the sweet and sensitive sister, and Perrault will play the rebellious Buttercup.
Bennet is widely known for her role as Daisy “Skye” Johnson in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” while Cameron is most recognized for her Emmy award-winning performance as both titular characters in the Disney TV series “Liv and Maddie,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Perrault recently appeared on Broadway as a cast member in the Alanis Morissette musical “Jagged Little Pill,” Variety reports.
What the new series is about
IGN reports that the new series tells the story of three 20-something-year-old triplets (Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup) who used to be America’s favorite pint-sized superheroes. Now, the sisters feel disillusioned and they resent losing their childhood to crime fighting, but a new threat forces them to work together again.
According to Nerdist, the original “Powerpuff Girls” series was a sensation when it aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005. The show was rebooted once before in 2016 and ran for three seasons.
Behind the camera
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) has teamed up with Heather Regnier (“Sleepy Hollow”) to write the pilot, while Greg Berlanti, David Madden, and Sarah Schecter have signed on as producers, IGN reports. According to Variety, Maggie Kiley (“Riverdale”) is tabbed to direct and executive produce the pilot.
The pilot for the new “Powerpuff Girls” series will air on The CW, though details regarding its air date and production timeline are currently unknown.