The CW is developing a live-action adaptation of the classic Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls.
The original series, made by Craig McCracken, tells the exploits of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three young girls accidentally made from a mixture of sugar, spice, everything nice, and Chemical X. The cute and cuddly trio are then tasked to protect the City of Townsville from evildoers. Meanwhile, the retelling penned by writer-producers Diablo Cody (of Juno fame) and Heather Regnier (of Veronica Mars and iZombie) features the inevitable growing-up of the trio. Their update describes the story as such:
The Powerpuff Girls used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re 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?
If you think this sounds dark and angsty already, be reminded that we know The CW for series in the same vein such as Riverdale, Supernatural, The 100, and The Flash. The casting and release date remains to be seen.