The Powerpuff Girls to return as young adults in live-action reboot series from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is working on a live-action reboot series of its hit animated property The Powerpuff Girls that will feature the heroic trio as a group of twenty-somethings looking back no their time as superheroes.

First reported by Deadline, the series has tapped Juno writer Diablo Cody and Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti to executive produce. The adaptation will feature Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as disillusioned young adults who resent havng lost their childhood to crime fighting.

As a troupe of kindergarten-aged superheroes, the Powerpuff Girls – who were accidentally created in a laboratory – have spent their lives defending Townsville from evil threats, including Mojo Jojo, a super intelligent chimpanzee.

Created by Craig McCracken, the show originally aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005, while also getting a movie in 2002. The series was rebooted in 2016 and ran new episodes up until 2019. It has become a pop cultural phenomenon over the course of its history.

The Powerpuff Girls rebooted series will air on The CW.

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