We learned from Variety that The Powerpuff Girls live-action series will find our protagonists as “disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.” Of course, their contemporary world takes a nosedive down the toilet. This begs the question: can our trio of superheroes reunite to fend off the baddies?
Now, the project is the brainchild of scribes/producers Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier. Greg Berlanti is attached to executive produce, because it’s Greg Berlanti. I admire his incessant involvement in all things related to The CW.
The Powerpuff Girls initially had its run from 1998-2005 on Cartoon Network. Craig McCracken created the fan favorite cartoon. In 2016, a rebooted version of the show made its debut on Cartoon Network as well. Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and Elizabeth Daily provided the voices for Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, respectively. Tom Kenny was the narrator and Tom Kane lent the voice for the Professor.
I grew up avidly watching The Powerpuff Girls as a teeny bopper. While there are some properties I’d rather Hollywood refrain from besmirching, I’m curious to see how this develops. I’m grateful that the series will purportedly focus on the titular trio as adults and not teenagers. We’ll see how this unfolds!
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