Currently appearing in comics from IDW Publishing, The Powerpuff Girls have been off the TV airwaves since their series ended in 2005. No more, though: Cartoon Network will revive the franchise in 2016.
Variety reports that the reboot will include a new television series and a full licensing program.
"The original 'Powerpuff Girls' was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide," said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network. "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X."
"As the original ambassador of 'girl power,' The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation," said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. "With proven success and great content plans in place, there's so much potential that we're looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks."
Powerpuff Girls first premiered in 1998 and was created by Craig McCracken.