Ever wanted to see what The Powerpuff Girls are doing as young adults? Probably not, but The CW is sure going to give it a go as news has broken that the network that houses Riverdale and Batwoman will team with filmmaker Diablo Cody for a live-action reboot of the popular cartoon series.
Taking inspiration from Craig McCracken’s Cartoon Network series, this new Powerpuff Girls series will see “the pint-sized superheroes as 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 writing team will be Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody, who also serve as executive producers. A long-time producer of CW show’s Greg Berlanti will team with Sarah Schechter and David Madden to executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. Television will also produce.
For those who aren’t familiar, The Powerpuff Girls was an animated series on Cartoon Network that ran for six seasons and 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005. The Powerpuff Girls Movie was released in 2002, and Cartoon Network ran a rebooted series with new animation in 2016.
Created by Professor Utonium using sugar, spice, and everything nice with the mysterious Chemical X, the girls were Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. Each one had a distinct look and attitude, with Blossom being the passionate leader in red, Bubble was the air-headed girl in blue, and Buttercup rocked the mean green with a mean mood.