Tom Kenny to reprise narrator role in The CW’s Powerpuff
Original cast member of The Powerpuff Girls animated series Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) will be reprising his role of the Narrator in the live-action CW series Powerpuff. Kenny lent his voice to many roles of the original animated show’s run including the Mayor and Snake. Per Deadline, Robyn Lively also joins the cast as Sara Bellum, the warm and witty career woman who was always a friend to the Powerpuff Girls, remaining close to them since they were crime-fighting kids. Sara was originally voiced by Jennifer Martin in the original series. Kenny and Bellum join recently announced cast members Donald Faison as Professor Utonium and Nicholas Podanny as Mojo Jojo Jr.
The Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body) penned/executive produced live-action series is co-written and executive produced by Heather Regnier (iZombie). The pilot for Powerpuff has begun shooting with Maggie Kiley serving as the director. The series sees the trio grown up as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having spent their entire childhood fighting crime and struggling to reunite as the world needs them more than ever.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Chloe Bennet and Dove Cameron (Descendants) along with Yana Perrault will lead the show as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, respectively. 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.
The Powerpuff Girls aired on Cartoon Network in 1998 and was created by Craig McCracken. The original series centered 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 dangerous combination of sugar, spice, everything nice and the mysterious Chemical X. The series received rave reviews over the course of six seasons and released a theatrical movie in 2002, which was considered a modest critical and commercial success.