Deadline is reporting that The CW’s live-action The Powerpuff Girls sequel series Powerpuff is being repiloted. The project, based on the original Cartoon Network animated series, still has the previously announced leads of Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault, and Donald Faison attached, along with other cast, writers, and producers.
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The initial live-action pilot was written and executive produced by Heather Regnier (iZombie) and Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body) and the duo will reportedly pen the re-write. Powerpuff centers on the titular trio as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having spent their entire childhood fighting crime and are struggling to reunite as the world needs them more than ever.
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The project is being led by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alums Bennet and Cameron along with Perrault, who are portraying the roles of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, respectively, as well as Scrubs alum Donald Faison as Professor Drake Utonium, Nicholas Podany (Hart of Dixie) as Mojo Jojo’s son, and Tom Kenny reprising his role as narrator.
Alongside Regnier and Cody, the pilot is being 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.
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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.