Kids of the ‘90s and early 2000s rejoice as it has been announced that a new Powerpuff Girls live-action TV series is in the works at The CW. Though unlike The Powerpuff Girls animated series, the new live-action series will follow our three main characters Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup in their 20s.
The series will be written and executive produced by Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars) and Diablo Cody (Juno), with Berlanti Productions’ Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden also executive production.
According to Variety, the new series will see our familiar pint-sized superpowered girls now going through life as disillusioned adults who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever? We’ll just have to wait and find out.
The original Powerpuff Girls was first released in 1998 and was created by Craig McCracken. In it, we see Professor Utonium accidentally mixing in the mysterious Chemical X into his recipe for creating the perfect little girls consisting of sugar, spice, and everything nice. This resulted in the creation of the elementary school aged superheroes Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The series ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2005.
It is not clear how far along the live-action adaptation is at The CW as well as when the series will air.