The Powerpuff Girls are coming to the world of live-action TV thanks to The CW, and fans have been wondering who would take on the roles of the three super-powered sisters. Well, now we know. On Tuesday, The CW announced the three actresses that will lead the new series. Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennet will star in Powerpuff Girls alongside Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault. The series has been ordered to pilot by The CW.
This new Powerpuff Girls project will follow the titular heroes two decades after they were the childhood heroes that we all remember from the animated series. The three sisters are now in their 20s and they don't have the fondest memories of fighting crime as children. It's now up to them to decide whether or not they will reunite to save the world when it needs them the most.
Cameron, who is best known for her roles in Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie and Descendants films, will play Bubbles in the new series. After starring in every season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Bennet will be taking on the role of Blossom in Powerpuff Girls. TV newcomer Yana Perrault, who starred in Broadway's Jagged Little Pill, will be playing Buttercup.
Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars) and Diablo Cody (Juno) are writing the script for the Powerpuff Girls pilot and Maggie Kiley is set to direct. Regnier, Cody, and Kiley will all executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden.
The original Powerpuff Girls aired 79 episodes on Cartoon Networks from 1998 to 2005. The series was created by Craig McCracken and became an animated staple for an entire generation of kids, along with Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Johnny Bravo.
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