The CW’s upcoming Powerpuff series by Greg Berlanti will not be headed to series quite yet. Although the show is still very much alive, The CW series written by Diablo Cody and starring Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennett, Yana Perrault, and Donald Faison will be reworked. All the lead cast, writers, and producers will remain attached to the reworked series.
However, Cody and Heather Regnier, who wrote and executive produced the original pilot of Powerpuff, will also be handling the rewrite. Powerpuff stars Cameron, Bennett, and Perrault as Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup, respectively, based on characters from the original Cartoon Network animated series by Craig McCracken. The series will follow the super-powered trio in their twenties, where they resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting, with father Professor Utonium (Faison) attempting to repair his broken relationship with the girls.
Channing Dungey, President of Warner Bros TV group, had this to say about the challenges the cast and series have faced since its inception:“I’m not going to say that it hasn’t been a challenge. Bringing a children’s cartoon into live-action adulthood has been a really fine line to walk, but I think we’ve done a pretty great job walking it.”
Cody and Regnier will still be executive producing alongside Berlanti, while Sarah Schechter and David Madden will executive produce for Berlanti Productions. Erika Kennair will also executive produce, while Maggie Kiley will direct and executive produce the pilot.
Although there is still no information on a release date, knowing Cody is rewriting the live-action pilot and the series is still a go should keep fans of the rebooted series at ease.