CW’s Powerpuff Girls pilot begins production with set photos
Director Maggie Kiler took to Instagram to confirm that production of The CW’s upcoming Live-Action Cartoon Network reboot The Powerpuff Girls officially started. The development of the project was first announced last year and received an official pilot order in February.
In addition, the first behind-the-scenes photos of the filming of the Powerpuff pilot have also arrived online (via TMZ), offering our first look at the titular superpowered trio in their color-matched costumes as well as the house faithful to the project’s cartoon. Check out the full photos below which also feature the series’ official logo!
Powerpuff Girls stars shoot new live-action show, Blossom soars https://t.co/2bSv35gilf
– TMZ (@TMZ) April 7, 2021
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The live-action series sees the titular trio as disillusioned nineties who hate having spent their entire childhood fighting crime and struggling to come together when the world needs it more than ever.
Powerpuff will be led by Agents of SHIELD Chloe Bennet and Dove Cameron as well as Yana Perrault, who respectively play the roles of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. Join them are Scrubs alum Donald Faison as Professor Drake Utonium and Nicholas Podany (Hart of Dixie) as the son of Mojo Jojo.
Written and produced by Heather Regnier (Zombie) and Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s body), the project will be produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrowverse), Sarah Schechter and David Madden via Berlanti Productions with Warner Bros. Television to produce the project. Maggie Kiler also boarded the pilot to become the manager.
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The Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken and debuted in 1998, focusing on Professor Utonium as, in an attempt to create the perfect little girl, ends up creating the titular trio Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the combination sugar, spice, all the beautiful and mysterious Chemical X. The series received rave reviews over its six seasons and was interrupted with a theatrical film in 2002, which was a modest critical success and commercial.