Last March saw the announcement of who The CW has cast as the live-action Powerpuff Girls, and though we have yet to get a release date on Powerpuff, The CW has given us our first look at Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Parrault as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.
Check them out (via Deadline):
Here’s the description for Powerpuff:
Powerpuff follows the trio that used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re 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?
Besides the trio of main girls, the show has also cast Donald Faison as Professor Utonium. The Powerpuff series also includes Nicholas Podany as Jojo Mondel (Mojo Jojo) and Robyn Lively as Ms. Bellum. We don’t know if the Mayor is still around, but his voice actor, Tom Kenny, is also coming back to be the narrator of the series.
Though The Powerpuff Girls is a kid-friendly franchise, we should expect this upcoming show to be a lot more edgy, seeing as it is coming from the people who brought you Riverdale. That said, co-showrunner Diablo Cody has done some memorable coming-of-age work with Juno, and it would be interesting to see how she would handle Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup dealing with adulthood and a childhood that consists mostly of fighting supervillains.
No release date has been set for Powerpuff yet, but hopefully we can catch it on The CW sometime later this year.