The CW has found their Powerpuff Girls in Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, and Yana Perrault.
Chloe Bennet will be playing the character of Blossom. Even though she was a spunky, conscientious, Little-Miss-Perfect child who holds several advanced degrees, Blossom’s repressed kiddie-superhero trauma has left her feeling anxious and reclusive. She aims to become a leader again, this time on her own terms.
Dove Cameron is set to play Bubbles. Bubbles’ sweet-girl disposition won America’s hearts as a child. She still sparkles as an adult, but her charming exterior belies an unexpected toughness and wit. She’s initially more interested in recapturing her fame than saving the world, but she just might surprise us, and herself.
Yana Perrault has been cast as Buttercup, who was the rebellious badass of The Powerpuff Girls in its heyday. More sensitive than her tough exterior suggests, Buttercup has spent her adulthood trying to shed her Powerpuff Girl identity and live an anonymous life.
It was announced back in August of 2020 that a live-action Powerpuff Girls series is in development at The CW. A few months later in February of 2021, The CW ordered the pilot for the series. Not only was it announced yesterday that director Maggie Kiley has been tapped to helm the pilot, but today we have found out who its lead actresses are.
In the updated version of the series, the titular superheroes are now disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?
The “Powerpuff Girls” pilot hails from writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody, with Cody executive producing via Vita Vera Films. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Erika Kennair will produce. Maggie Kiley will direct and executive produce the pilot. Warner Bros. Television will produce.