A Live-Action 'The Powerpuff Girls' Series Is In The Works

A Live-Action 'The Powerpuff Girls' Series Is In The Works
August 25, 2020 - 20:45 / Sarah Schulz

The CW announced this week that it is preparing a live-action series based on the popular cartoon The Powerpuff Girls. Greg Berlanti, series producer of Arrow and Diablo Cody, Oscar-winning screenwriter for the film Juno, are behind the project. This is all we know about the return of "Blossom", "Bubbles" and "Buttercup" to television.

Sugar, flowers, and many colors were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girl, but in the return to television the cartoon The Powerpuff Girls will have a special ingredient in its new formula: live-action. According to Deadline, The CW television channel is preparing a live-action series based on the popular Cartoon Network animated show originally released in 1998. This is all we know about the new project.

The CW prepares live-action series of The Powerpuff Girls

This week, Deadline reported that the channel The CW - famous for titles such as Riverdale, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Gossip Girl - is preparing a live-action series that would continue the adventures of "Blossom", "Bubbles" and "Buttercup" beyond their adolescence.

Promo still of 'The Powerpuff Girls'

According to the site, the project will return to the characters created by Craig McCracken and will turn them into three young twenty-somethings disappointed at having lost their childhood fighting crime. Although the trio decided to abandon their work as heroines and live a normal life, a terrible threat that falls on the world will make them ponder if it is worth returning to their mission and missing one of the most important stages of their lives.

There is no cast set for the series yet or a filming start date, however the channel is expected to announce the cast soon.

Diablo Cody will write the pilot for the live-action version of The Powerpuff Girls

The project will be produced by Greg Berlanti, head of series such as Dawson's Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and You.

Screenwriter Diablo Cody in the press room at the 2008 Academy Awards.

Additionally, screenwriter Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for her work on the teen comedy Juno, will write the script for the pilot episode alongside Heather Regnier.

In addition to her work on the Academy Award-winning film, Cody wrote the films Jennifer’s Body (2009), Young Adult (2011), Ricki and The Flash (2015) and Tully (2018), the latter starring Charlize Theron, in addition to the series United States of Tara and The Umbrella Academy.

Stay tuned for more on the upcoming live-action series of The Powerpuff Girls