These Details About The CW's Live-Action 'Powerpuff Girls' Series Are *Everything*
Before Adult Swim became the hit of Cartoon Network, there was one series that made the channel a household name: The Powerpuff Girls. An animated superhero series that called back to the 1960s heyday of animated shows like The Jetsons, The Powerpuff Girls was a story of three kindergarten-aged kids, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who also happened to be the most powerful superheroes in the world. The series ran from 1998 to 2005, spawned movies and specials, and even had a reboot in 2016. Now, there's a Powerpuff Girls' live-action series in development over at The CW, and the details about it will get you so pumped.
The Powerpuff Girls' origin story is a pretty simple one. The kindly Professor Utonium was working one day in his lab, experimenting with sugar, spice, and everything nice. (You know, the stuff little girls are made of.) Except, in a moment of klutziness, he knocked over Chemical X, which dumped right into the sweet mixture. Out of it, three little girls sprang forth: tiny, spunky, and able to kick evil's butt all around the city of Townsville.
The professor set about to raise these girls as his own, sending them to school by day and training them to fight crime by night — observing proper bedtimes, of course. So, what will a live-action version of the series look like? The answer seems to be very different than the original series: