Time has passed in the city of Townsville and its trio of superhero protectors, the Powerpuff Girls have grown up and are dealing with feeling like they have lost their childhoods to their crimefighting careers.
That’s the premise of a new live-action update of the popular Cartoon Network animated series The Powerpuff Girls being developed for The CW by writers Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars) and Diablo Cody (Juno, United States of Tara). And of course, Greg Berlanti, producer of nearly all of the CW’s primetime lineup, is doing the same duties here.
The Powerpuff Girls creator, Craig McCracken is not involved.
Created in lab by Professor Utonium utilizing sugar, spice and Chemical X, the Powerpuff Girls – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup – fought such villains as the criminal genius monkey Mojo Jojo, hillbilly bigfoot Fuzzy Lumpkins, the Gangreen Gang and the demonic HIM. The series launched on Cartoon Network in 1998 and initially ran until 2005. The cable outlet brought it back for three additional seasons in 2016. They also made the move to the big screen in 2002 with The Powerpuff Girls Movie.
Looking at the adult years of former child or teenage superheroes isn’t a new concept unto itself. It is something in comics that stretches back at least as far as writer/artist Rick Veitch’s groundbreaking 1991 miniseries/graphic novel Brat Pack. But this new iteration of The Powerpuff Girls seems like a first in a couple of ways – it is live action and it sounds as if this will be a lighter, more comedic take on the idea. It should be interesting to see how this plays out.
Via Hollywood Reporter.