'PowerPuff Girls' Getting a Live-Action Reboot From 'Juno' Screenwriter
Sugar, Spice, everything nice, a whole lot of Chemical X -- the ingredients for the PowerPuff Girls. Add in a splash of bitter sarcasm from Juno's highly celebrated screenwriter, and you have yourself the perfect formula for live-action reboot, bringing The City of Townsville's premier band of crime-fighting little girls to the small screen.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Diablo Cody, the gloriously snarky screenwriter behind 2007's beloved teen pregnancy dramedy and the grossly underrated Halloween classic, Jennifer's Body, is taking Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup to a TV near you, executive producing a pilot for a new live-action PowerPuff Girls reboot. Set to appear on The CW, home to dramatic Archie reboot, Riverdale, the series was first speculated to be in development late last summer, according to Variety, but has just gotten the green light for a pilot. Following the trio years after their first appearance in the Craig McCracken - created series which first hit airwaves on Cartoon Network in 1998, the new show will revisit our heroes "as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting," the entertainment publication reported. "Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?"
Considering that the young heroes may need to get back together, well, for the show actually have some semblance of a plot, let's hope that the answer is yes. If the series is ultimately picked up (which fingers crossed, it will), we can expect to see the beloved band of crime fighters as a part of the network's 2021-2022 slate.
So folks, as the PowerPuff Girls reboot remains in limbo, let's hope this pilot takes after Bubbles, proving the show can be a hardcore addition to the CW's lineup.