The introductory glance picture at the Powerpuff Girls in the live-action CW reboot has been disclosed. Hailing from Juno writer Diablo Cody and CW mega-producer Greg Berlanti, Powerpuff will give rise to Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup to life on screen. Initially airing on Cartoon Network, Powerpuff Girls discontinued its initial run 15 years ago, but the characters have remained popular in syndication. Presently, The CW is set to bring the iconic superpowered triad to life with their upcoming series.
Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault are set to play Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, respectively. Scrubs star Donald Faison is on board as Professor Utonium, with Tom Kenny reprising his role as the narrator of the series. Filming on Powerpuff Girls kicked off last week for what is likely a fall 2021 debut, and while plot features are otherwise limited, at least one iconic villain from the animated series is prepared to return in some form.
With set photos from the pilot showing an early look at Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, The CW has gone along and published an official first look at the trio via Variety. Bennet takes the center position as Blossom, flanked by Cameron and Perrault as Bubbles and Buttercup. Each actress is wearing the iconic color associated with their respective characters, and they’re flanked by animated clouds that hew closely to the aesthetic of the animated series. Check out the full image below:
The pictures from Powerpuff Girls’ set showing the actresses in suits were met with a lot of criticism from fans who felt the costumes didn’t live up to their expectations. It’s ambiguous if this first look will do anything to suppress their concerns, but it’s also way too early to tell how well done the show will be. Without even a trailer or clip showing the trio in action, there’s no telling how the live-action version will translate on screen. Luckily, The CW has a knack for handling people with superpowers.
Arguably the network’s biggest success is its Arrowverse shows. With eight series comprising the highly popular interconnected universe, it’s clear that The CW knows what it’s doing in adapting animated properties for live-action. Powerpuff Girls will have a lot of expectations regardless it’s a source of memories for an entire generation who grew up on the show’s distinctive take on three girls with strange abilities. Still, it’s way too early to judge how successful the network will be in adapting Powerpuff Girls and as production goes on, fans are sure to get more glimpses at the characters ahead of the show’s premiere.