Sugar, spice, and everything nice is coming to The CW. A live action “Powerpuff Girls” reboot is in the works. While Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are reuniting on the small screen, there is a twist, these girls are now women in their twenties.
As the story goes, these super girls were created in a lab by their father, Professor Utonium. He combined sugar, spice, and everything nice, but accidentally added Chemical X, which gave the girls their superpowers.
The series, created by Craig McCracken consisted of six seasons that ran from 1998-2005. “The Powerpuff Girls Movie” also hit theaters in 2002. The last we saw of the fierce trio was in the 2016 animated reboot that ran till 2019.
In this new story, the girls are disappointed and disgruntled that they missed out on their childhood while fighting crime. However, the fate of the world depends on the girls and their powers.
The CW has ordered a pilot for ‘THE POWERPUFF GIRLS’ live-action series.
The series follows the trio as “disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.” pic.twitter.com/P1BddfDgjX
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 9, 2021
This new spin on the beloved kid’s show will be produced by Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody. Reginer is best known for her work on the “Veronica Mars” revival, “iZombie,” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Cody is best known for writing on “Jennifer’s Body,” “Young Adult,” and “Juno,” which was her own original screenplay.
“Powerpuff Girls” live-action reboot isn’t the only new show on The CW 2021-2022 roster. Three new pilots will also be airing on the network.
“The 4400” is getting a reboot, the sci-fi series is about missing people who suddenly return all at once, however, they aren’t like they used to be.
Those who have returned have no recollection of where they had been. While time has passed none of the returnees aged or appear any different but, they have new-found abilities.
Producers for this trippy revival are Anna Fricke, Laura Terry, and Ariana Jackson, who will also write for the show. The original show had four seasons and ran from 2004-2007.
“Naomi” is about a teen girl from the northwest. Her world gets turned upside down following a supernatural event. The show is based on the “Naomi” comic, where the character had energy-based powers, super strength, and various other powers.
NAOMI was created by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and artist Jamal Campbell in 2019. Her last name McDuffie is a tribute to late comic writer Dwayne McDuffie. Now, she’s on her way to a pilot for @TheCW from yours truly and Jill Blankenship. Her journey continues. Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/UBakvVT4HL
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 9, 2021
The new show will be produced and written by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship.
The last confirmed pilot is about two millennial nuns, one who is devout and the other who has yet to take her vows. The pair become best friends as they embark on their journey of finding themselves.
The show has yet to be named but will be written by Claire Rothrock and Ryann Weir while Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein are executive producing.
There’s no doubt that this year will be a big one for The CW network. There have also been talks of multiple spin-offs such as Nancy Drew, All American, and Black Lightning, however, they have yet to be confirmed for production.