Live action Powerpuff Girls series in the works
The series will pick up with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in their twenties as they save the world once again.
A live action reboot of the classic children’s cartoon Powerpuff Girls is in development at US network The CW.
This updated version will see the superpowered sisters reimagined as “disillusioned twenty-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting” but must come together to save the world once again.
Juno’s Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier will write the script with Berlanti Studios set to executive produce.
Its head Greg Berlanti helped to develop and write The CW’s roster of DC superhero series, nicknamed the Arrowverse, which includes Supergirl, The Flash and Batwoman.
It’s not known if this Powerpuff Girls reboot will be in the vein of those kinds of shows or in line with Cody’s quirkier style.
As to be expected from a project in such early stages, a cast or director has yet to be found.
The original Powerpuff Girls series was created by Craig McCracken which ran for six seasons between 1998 and 2005.
It followed the three young heroes, who were accidentally created by Professor Utonium after he mixed sugar, spice and everything nice with the mysterious Chemical X, as they kept Townsville safe from various criminals.
A feature film was released in 2002 and an animated reboot begin airing on Cartoon Network in 2016.