The Powerpuff Girls are finally getting the live-action remake that no one asked for! Yayy!
The Powerpuff Girls are back to save the day!
This time around, they will be returning in a live-action format by Warner Bros. for American network The CW.
The CW is no stranger to making rather successful superhero flicks with Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl under their belt.
The Powerpuff Girls remake will see our favorite girl trio Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as 'disillusioned twenty-somethings' who are a bit pissed that they lost their childhood fighting crime, according to Variety.
This could mean that the series may be a bit darker than the cartoon and could reflect the vibe of most superhero shows on The CW. The show originally ran for six seasons and 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005.
It was originally created by Craig McCracken and revolved around Professor Utonium, who accidentally created three super girls by combining sugar, spice, and everything nice with the mysterious Chemical X. The new live-action remake seems to be following the same origins of the original but just a bit further into the future. It will be written and produced by Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody, while Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will also produce via Berlanti Productions.
Many fans seem very supportive of the idea, taking to Twitter to express their approval. One fan wrote:
"Live Action Powerpuff GIrls by Diablo Cody…. I actually want this. PPG 2016 was too uncanny similar but not similar enough to the old show to stand on its own. This is so different that I'm up for this.
Plot kinda sounds like the Power Rangers edgy fan film."
Live Action Powerpuff GIrls by Diablo Cody.... I actually want this. PPG 2016 was too uncanny similar but not similar enough to the old show to stand on it's own. This is so different that I'm up for this.— Pan-Pizza (@RebelTaxi) August 24, 2020
Plot kinda sounds like the Power Rangers edgy fan film pic.twitter.com/SfzL68lFPV
As would be expected, some fans do not approve. One fan in particular is not to happy about the show's plot, tweeting: "This makes zero sense if it's real, since the Powerpuff Girls were frequently shown to be enjoying their childhood just fine, despite crime interrupting it often."
This isn't the first time that the Powerpuff Girls has been rebooted. "The Powerpuff Girls Movie" was released in 2002, and in 2016 a rebooted animated series began airing on Cartoon Network.