Dove Cameron (Liv & Maddie, Descendants) is leaving the Disney Channel nest to star in The CW’s upcoming Powerpuff Girls live-action series.
(No, you totally read that correctly. They’re actually making a live-action Powerpuff Girls.)
From The Hollywood Reporter…
Ordered to pilot last month, the drama revolves around the Powerpuff Girls, who 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?
Cameron will play Bubbles Utonium, whose 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. Cameron earned a Daytime Emmy for her role on Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie in 2018 and counts Disney’s Decendants and NBC’s Hairspray Live among her credits. The casting reunites Cameron with Bennet, who previously worked together on ABC’s Marvel drama Agents of SHIELD. She’s repped by A3 Artists Agency, LBI and Felker Toczek.
Joining Dove Cameron as the other two Powerpuff Girls are Cloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD) and Yana Perrault (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill on Broadway… I guess that’s a thing, too.)
Bennet will play Blossom and Perrault will be Buttercup.
The live-action Powerpuff Girls is said to get the “Riverdale treatment,” dealing with the three superheroines as jaded young adults.
Whether or not this is actually a good idea remains to be seen.
The Powerpuff Girls animated series was created by Craig McCracken and began a lengthy run on Cartoon Network in 1998. It was rebooted, badly, in 2016.
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