What we know about the upcoming live-action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ reboot

Millennials are getting another kick of nostalgia with a live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot.

Cartoon Network aired the animated series The Powerpuff Girls from 1998 to 2005. The show followed kindergarteners Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, who were given superhuman powers by a scientists named Professor Utonium.

In 2021, more than two decades after the animated show first aired, the crimefighting, feminist trio is getting a grown-up reimagining thanks to the CW. Here’s everything we know so far.

Who is in the cast of The Powerpuff Girls reboot?

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I..E.L.D.‘s Chloe Bennet will portray Blossom, the studious leader of the group who is said to be grappling with some superhero trauma.

Disney darling and Descendants star Dove Cameron will play Bubbles, the threesome’s sweetheart who appears more interested in being a celebrity than a vigilante.

Yana Perrault, who was part of the cast of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway, will play Buttercup, the resident rebel who wants to live a normal, private life. 

What is The Powerpuff Girls reboot about? 

According to Deadline, the television show begins with the Powerpuff Girls leading separate lives as twenty-somethings after being dubbed America’s favorite kid superheroes. The women are disillusioned with their past lives, having felt robbed of their childhoods, but something will force them to reunite.

Where will The Powerpuff Girls reboot air?

The new series won’t be on Cartoon Network this time around, and its original creator Craig McCracken isn’t a part of the project.

However, that doesn’t mean this new version won’t be interesting. Diablo Cody, who wrote Juno and Jennifer’s Body, is set to co-write the series with Heather Regnier, while Maggie Kiley will direct. So it looks like there are a lot more women working behind the scenes this time around.

The Powerpuff Girls reboot is set to air on The CW, home of your favorite melodramatic superheroes. Stay tuned for a release date!

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