After initially announcing a live-action reboot of the beloved cartoon Powerpuff Girls for The CW, the upcoming new series has landed its three leads.
Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault will star as the trio of female heroes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new show, written by Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody, will focus on the girls as twenty-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to fighting crime.
News of a confirmed cast also came with a bit more details about each character. Bubbles (Cameron) will come with a newfound toughness and wit, and she's a bit more concerned with becoming famous, the outlet reported. As for Blossom (Bennet), she's dealing with lingering emotions regarding a childhood spent fighting crime, and the series will follow her attempts to return to a leadership role within her friends circle. Buttercup (Perrault) has been living life peacefully as a normal citizen, attempting to shed her identity as a Powerpuff Girl.
The pilot reunites Cameron and Bennet, who previously appeared in the hit ABC-Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, where they played nemeses.
Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden will executive produce the revival via Berlanti Productions. There's no word on a premiere date, but The CW did order a pilot episode of the series, meaning fans will get to see at least one episode before the network decides on a future for the show.
The cast of the Powerpuff Girls live-action reboot celebrated the news on Instagram. Cameron shared a familiar line from the series, writing, “the city of Townsville . is uNDER ATTACK 🔪🧸💕🧪🧬🌡🛁🧨 #diablocody!!!” while Perrault wrote, “this is too dreamy to believe, so many feelings, still processing, on cloud 9.” Bennet kept her feelings short and sweet, just captioning a photo of the announcement with a few exclamation points.
So who are the newly appointed superheroes? Scroll through to see pics of Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault.
Bennet is best known for her role as Daisy "Skye" Johnson in ABC's superhero saga, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She has also had bit parts in the TV series Nashville and the animated film Abominable.
Cameron was the breakout star of the hit Disney Channel series Liv and Maddie, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award in 2018. She is also a singer, releasing her debut EP, Bloodshot/Waste, in 2019.
Perrault is a Broadway star, most recently appearing in the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill. The reboot of Powerpuff Girls will mark her TV debut.