25 August 2020 02:46

THR is reporting that The Powerpuff Girls is getting the live-action series treatment from the network.

New Powerpuff Girls live-action series headed to The CW

UPDATE: According to Variety, the series will follow the Powerpuff Girls as twenty somethings who regret their childhood spent fighting crime. But apparently, the world might need them now more than ever. ORIGINAL STORY The Powerpuff Girls is headed to the CW in live-action form. The CW has long since been the live-action home from plenty of big comic and animated franchises. Of course, we have the DC characters Green Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl, among others.

Beyond that, there are the likes of Riverdale who have taken up residence, going on to gain a unique fandom. But, if you thought they'd stop with those comic book characters, you are very much mistaken. THR is reporting that The Powerpuff Girls is getting the live-action series treatment from the network. Of course, it is based on the Cartoon Network series of the same name, which saw three sisters created from a concoction of sugar, spice, and everything nice. They protect the citizens of Townsville from a series of ridiculous villains such as the ape Mojo Jojo.

The series is coming from mega-producer Greg Berlanti, who is best known for all the aforementioned DC shows. However, what's more interesting is the duo set to work on the show under him. Writers Heather Regnier will join Diablo Cody in adapting the animated show for the world of live-action. Regnier recently worked on the Veronica Mars revival series as co-executive producer, and before that, she also worked on shows iZombie and Sleepy Hollow. Cody is much closer to a household name.

She broke out with the 2007 film Juno, and went on to write films like Ricki and the Flash and Tully. She also created the show One Mississippi. The Powerpuff Girls is indeed a weird property to run with. Given its style, it's so uniquely fit for animation, and I couldn't imagine trying to tackle it in live-action. Still, as evidenced by those on board, there is a whole lot of talent to go around, so I can only hope it's put to good use.

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Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play SOURCE: THR Cartoon Network What the world needs now is the kind of superhero that spreads joy and giggles while battling bad guys. And it looks like the little girl superheroes known as The Powerpuff Girls could be up for the challenge. The popular animated series that ran on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005 is back, but this time as a live-action series. According to reports on Monday, a live-action version of the cartoon series is in development at The CW. (Disclosure: The CW is partly owned by ViacomCBS, parent company of CNET.) The new series will follow Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup as disillusioned twenty-somethings who are now a bit resentful that they spent their childhood fighting crime instead of having fun. In the original animated Powerpuff Girls series (created by Craig McCracken), Professor Utonium accidentally creates the kid superheroes Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup by combining sugar, spice, and everything nice with the mysterious Chemical X. Heather Regnier (iZombie) and Diablo Cody (Juno) are on board to write and produce the new series. Greg Berlanti (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Sarah Schechter (Stargirl), and David Madden will executive produce. Warner Bros. Television will produce. The Powerpuff Girls could be coming back. Image: Cartoon Network What happens when The Powerpuff Girls grow up? Apparently, they completely change mediums. Variety reports that the CW is developing a live-action show based on the popular animated Cartoon Network series. The show would follow Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as twentysomethings who are resentful that they didn't have proper childhoods because they were always fighting crime. They'll have to get over those issues, though, when they once again reunite to save the world. Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody is one of the main people behind the show along with writer Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars, Sleepy Hollow). Also, Greg Berlanti is among the executive producers. Because of course he is. It's a live-action action show on the CW. Advertisement Or, more specifically, it might be a live-action action show on the CW. Just because the show is in development doesn't mean it'll be made, or picked up for a series. With such big names attached, and with such a popular franchise as a launching pad, though, one would assume the show would have to be pretty bad—or never come together in the first place—for those things not to happen. We probably said the same thing when we first heard about Riverdale. For more, make sure you're following us on our Instagram @io9dotcom. "The Powerpuff Girls" has become the latest animation to be given the live-action treatment. RELATED: Surprising Remakes And Reboots In The Works A brand new remake of the popular Cartoon Network show will see Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup transform from cute cartoon superheroes into real-life twenty-somethings who have fully moved on from the heroics of their childhoods. The original series, which ran from 1998-2005, followed a trio of 5-year-old girls who were created when a professor combined sugar, spice, everything nice and the mysterious Chemical X. The team was regularly called upon by the mayor of Townsville to protect citizens from evil villains. Sorry, Eric — it looks like Donald Trump Jr. is the son Republicans believe will follow in their father's political footsteps. 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