The CW’s Powerpuff Girls Pilot Begins Production with Set Photos
Director Maggie Kiler took to Instagram to confirm that production on The CW’s upcoming live-action reboot of Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls has officially begun. The development of the project was first announced last year and was given an official pilot order in February.
In addition, the first behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the Powerpuff pilot have also arrived online (via TMZ), providing our first look at the titular superpowered trio in their signature color-coordinated costumes as well as the project’s cartoon-accurate house. Check out the full photos below which also feature the series’ official logo!
The live-action series sees the titular trio as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having spent their entire childhood fighting crime and struggling to reunite as the world needs them more than ever.
Powerpuff will be led by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s alums Chloe Bennet and Dove Cameron along with Yana Perrault, who are portraying the roles of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, respectively. Joining them are Scrubs alum Donald Faison as Professor Drake Utonium and Nicholas Podany (Hart of Dixie) as Mojo Jojo’s son.
Writtten and executive produced by Heather Regnier (iZombie) and Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body), the project will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrowverse), Sarah Schechter and David Madden via Berlanti Productions with Warner Bros. Television set to produce the project. Maggie Kiler has also boarded the pilot to serve as the director.
The Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken and debuted in 1998, centering on Professor Utonium as, in an attempt to create the perfect little girl, ends up creating the titular trio Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the combination of sugar, spice, everything nice and the mysterious Chemical X. The series received rave reviews over the course of its six-season run and was broken up with a theatrical movie in 2002, which was a modest critical and commercial success.