The CW has given our first official look at the upcoming Powerpuff Girls live-action TV series. It will star Chloe Bennet as Blossom, Dove Cameron as Bubbles and Yana Perrault as Buttercup. Donald Faison will play their father Professor Drake Utonium, Nicholas Podany will play the show’s version of villain Mojo Jojo named Joseph “Jojo” Mondel Jr. and Robyn Lively will play Sara Bellum.
The series is actually just officially titled Powerpuff, and it is based on the popular Cartoon Network series created by Craig McCracken. However, the live-action TV series will follow the Powerpuff Girls as disillusioned adults in their 20s who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting.
The CW has also confirmed that the characters will only wear the costumes during flashbacks to their teenage years. According to the official descriptions (via Variety):
- Blossom (Bennet) was a spunky, conscientious, Little-Miss-Perfect child who holds several advanced degrees, but her repressed kiddie-superhero trauma has left her feeling anxious and reclusive, and she aims to become a leader again — this time on her own terms.
- Bubbles (Cameron) had a sweet-girl disposition that won America’s hearts as a child. She still sparkles as an adult, but her charming exterior belies an unexpected toughness and wit. She’s initially more interested in recapturing her fame than saving the world, but she just might surprise us and herself.
- Buttercup (Perrault) was the rebellious badass of The Powerpuff Girls in its heyday. More sensitive than her tough exterior suggests, she has spent her adulthood trying to shed her Powerpuff Girl identity and live an anonymous life.
Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody will serve as writers and Maggie Kiley is the director. Executive producers include Regnier, Cody, Kiley, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden, while producers are Erika Kennair, Berlanti Productions and Vita Vera Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Check out the first official look at Powerpuff below: