The highly anticipated CW’s live action series based on the classic and iconic 90’s cartoon The Powerpuff Girls titled as Powerpuff which is also going to feature the iconic Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles but this time around with three girls in their 20’s who would be playing these iconic characters had started filming for the series main pilot back in April 2021 at Atlanta only to be shocked by the surprising news in May and as per a highly verified and globally reliable hollywood news portal, CW’s Powerpuff is going to be reshooting their main pilot again due to the difficulty in adapting the live-action series from a cartoon and so we take a look at things fans should know about CW’s series Powerpuff.
For fans of the classic cartoon who are excited to see the adaptation of this cartoon into a series, they have to wait a bit more and so we take thorough glance at pivotal things fans should know about CW’s series Powerpuff.
Also, much of the difficulty and struggle has been in terms of recreating the peppy, innocent and kindergarten themed cartoon Powerpuff Girls into Powerpuff, which is apparently going to show and feature a more mature, older and also a contemporary modern group of three sisters within their 20’s who would be seen donning chic moto jackets along with them all trying to fight their unaddressed trauma which is also what set the ardent fans and netizens who’ve grown watching this classic cartoon off and also didn’t settle down well with audiences right from the first day itself when their stills in iconic green, blue and pink dresses along with their tube socks and Mary Janes got dropped on social media and internet and so which is why we are going to see things fans should know about CW’s series Powerpuff.
In a recent interview with a leading digital global entertainment publication, Cameron explaining about what really was the reason behind decision to reshoot entire pilot says, “I think because there’s so much attention on [Powerpuff Girls], because of…how beloved the franchise is, people are kind of like looking for something crazy to happen when, like, nothing crazy happened. It’s just tonally, it’s something that you really have to get right”.
Also clarifying about the pilot, she said, “We shot an entire pilot. It’s pretty great. We like it. We think we can do better and we have the time and we’re going to go back and get it pitch perfect so that, by the time we actually go to series, we’re shooting something and working off of something that we can hopefully work off of for years”.
The live action version, CW’s Powerpuff according to a leading global digital entertainment outlet is mainly going to be about girls, now in their 20’s, “resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?”.
The primary three girls character details wherein Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles are going to be seen as adults for CW’s Powerpuff according to the said leading global digital entertainment outlet released in March 2021 is as follows –
Blossom: “Though she was a spunky, conscientious, Little-Miss-Perfect child who holds several advanced degrees, [Blossom]’s repressed kiddie-superhero trauma has left her feeling anxious and reclusive, and she aims to become a leader again, this time on her own terms”.
Bubbles: “Bubbles’ 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”.
Buttercup: “Buttercup was the rebellious badass of The Powerpuff Girls in its heyday. More sensitive than her tough exterior suggests, Buttercup has spent her adulthood trying to shed her Powerpuff Girl identity and live an anonymous life”.
Interestingly, people involved in the creation and proper execution of this much awaited series boast many globally renowned and illustrious huge names like Heather Regnier (former Veronica Mars producer) and Diablo Cody (Juno writer) are writing and executive producing the series. Other executive producers include Greg Berlanti (Love Simon), Sarah Schechter (Unpregnant), and David Madden (Superman and Lois Lane). Erika Kennair (The Flight Attendant) will also work as a producer on the show. For the pilot, Maggie Kiley (who has directed Katy Keene, Riverdale, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina episodes) is directing and executive producing the much awaited CW’s Powerpuff series.
So far 6 roles have been confirmed which are –
1. Chloe Bennet (Blossom) – The 28 years old actress and singer Chloe Bennet who has given impressive performance in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., will be playing Blossom for which she has even dyed her hair red for the role and showed off the same on her social media handle at instagram.
2. Dove Cameron (Bubbles) – 25 years old actress and singer Dove Cameron will be playing Bubbles. Cameron was hugely a Disney Channel star as a kid in her childhood wherein she had starred in in Liv and Maddie and The Descendants films. Both Dove and Chloe have also worked together before on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
3. Yana Perrault (Buttercup) – 25 years old debutante actress Yana Perrault is making her big screen debut in the industry with Powerpuff and Yana is an accomplished Broadway actress who was previously seen on the Alanis Morrissette musical titled Jagged Little Pill and was also cast in Hamilton before the coronavirus pandemic shut down Broadway.
4. Donald Faison (Professor Utonium) – The 46 years old renowned star in the Hollywood TV industry who has given impressive performances in hit shows like Scrubs and Clueless, Donald Faison is going to essay role of the three girl’s father who created them in his own lab according to the cartoon and the description is that Professor Utonium will be “quirky, debonair, and a pinch narcissistic. He is a scientific genius who is immensely proud of the three extraordinary girls he created in his lab. Staring down a midlife crisis, he is determined to repair his relationships with his now-adult daughters”.
5. Nicholas Podany (Mojo Jojo) – 24 years old actor Nicholas Podany will play the character of Mojo Jojo in the CW series and having a broadway background he previously has also played roles of Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Back in 2012, he also appeared on Hart of Dixie as Max Burgess.
6. Robyn Lively (Sarah Bellum) – Blake’s big sister will play the Mayor’s right-hand woman and the character description according to a globally verifiable entertainment portal is, “a warm and witty career woman who has a complicated romantic history with Drake. Always a friend to the Powerpuff Girls, she has remained close to them since childhood”.