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Live-action Powerpuff Girls TV series in the works

Sugar, spice, and everything nice — and Chemical X, of course

Three girls in blue, pink, and green matching outfits flying in front of red heart background. Image: Hanna-Barbara Cartoons/Cartoon Network Studios

On Monday, Deadline reported that a new Powerpuff Girls show is in the works at the CW. But unlike the original cartoon, the new series will be live-action, and follow Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup through their 20s.

The series comes from Greg Berlanti, co-creator of the Arrowverse shows at the CW. Diablo Cody (Juno) and Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars) will write for the show.

The Powerpuff Girls, from Craig McCracken, debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998. The series followed Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three super-powered sisters made in a laboratory by their father, Professor Utonium. During their creation, the Professor accidentally spilled Chemical X into his mixture of sugar, spice, and everything nice and, thus, the Powerpuff Girls were born.

Throughout the cartoon series, the sisters were small children, battling giant monsters for the mayor of Townsville. But the new CW series will follow the heroes after their life as superheroes has come to a close. Years later, the girls are now in their 20s, frustrated by the amount of responsibility they had as children. They’ll need to come back together to save the world once again.

This will be the third Powerpuff Girls series, following the most recent Cartoon Network reboot from 2016.

It’s currently unclear how far along the new Powerpuff Girls live-action show is at the CW.

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