The Powerpuff Girls live-action series is happening at The CW. Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier are developing the series for Warner Bros. Television. The show is based on the original Cartoon Network series from creator Craig McCracken, but it will have some pretty big changes to keep up with the times. The trio of kindergarten-aged girls have now grown up and the world around them has changed quite a bit. This will lead to some questions for the women, who are now in their 20s and trying to figure life out.
The Powerpuff Girls "used to be America's pint-sized superheroes." At this time in their lives, they discover that they lost their childhood due to all of their crime fighting they did when they were younger. The trio are disillusioned by this fact and are a bit lost in life. "Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?" It seems like the trio will get back to their crimefighting ways to help save the world again, though it might take some convincing from the everybody to make it happen.
The Powerpuff Girls originally aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005, where it lasted for six seasons. The show centered on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls who lived in Townsville, a fictional United States city. A reboot of the series landed at the Cartoon Network in 2016 and is currently still going, though the last episode aired in June of last year. As for who will be starring in the live-action adaptation, that is unclear at the moment, though that news will likely be announced in the coming months.
The Powerpuff Girls puts the focus on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who were created by their father, a scientist named Professor Utonium. The girls are frequently called upon by the Townsville's mayor to help fight crime and use their special powers to do so. Professor Utonium was trying to create the "perfect little girl" with a mixture of "sugar, spice, and everything nice." However, when he accidentally dumped the mysterious Chemical X into the mixture, it created three girls, who have crazy superpowers. These powers include flight, super strength, superhuman speed, near invulnerability, x-ray vision, superhuman senses, red heat vision, energy projection, invisibility, and control over lightning and fire.
The Powerpuff Girls live-action series should be a pretty exciting project for a lot of original fans who were young kids when the show first aired. Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier are writing the script for The Powerpuff Girls live-action series. Regnier is also executive producing alongside Cody via Vita Vera Films and Berlanti Productions' Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden. Warner Bros. Television, a Cartoon Network sibling within the WarnerMedia umbrella, is the studio. Deadline was one of the first outlets to report on the upcoming live-action series for The Powerpuff Girls on The CW.