The CW’s live-action reboot of The Powerpuff Girls has cast its lead roles. According to Variety, Chloe Bennet will play Blossom, Dove Cameron will play Bubbles, and Yana Perrault will play Buttercup.
The CW first announced a live-action Powerpuff Girls as being in development last August. Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) and Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars, Sleepy Hollow) are writing. They are also co-executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden via Berlanti Productions.
Greg Berlanti helped bring many DC properties to the CW, such as Arrow and the recent Superman and Lois. He also produces Riverdale, another CW series based on a children’s property. The CW is obviously looking to Berlanti to bring Riverdale’s level of success to The Powerpuff Girls. Maggie Kiley (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) will direct and executive produce the pilot.
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Bennet’s most well-known role is Daisy ‘Skye’ Johnson on the Marvel/ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though she also led the voice cast of DreamWorks’ 2019 animated feature, Abominable. Cameron played an enemy to Bennet’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character in the show’s fifth season. But she’s more recognizable as Mal in Disney’s Descendants franchise. She has also voiced Marvel’s Gwen Stacy in several animated movies and shorts. Perrault is the newcomer of the group. She starred in Alanis Morissette’s Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill. If The CW moves forward after the pilot episode, it will be Perrault’s onscreen debut.
The CW revealed the premise behind the live-action Powerpuff Girls when it announced the series. It will pick back up on the titular heroines as “disillusioned twenty-somethings” who resent the fact that their childhood was spent constantly saving the world. The team will struggle with reuniting when a new threat emerges.
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