The Powerpuff Girls are returning to the screen as a live-action show on CW

Sara Dadlani, Staff Writer

The PowerPuff Girls is an animated television series created by Craig McCracken that first aired on Cartoon Network November 18, 1998. It followed the adventure-packed life of three kindergarten girls, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. The girls were created in a lab on accident by Professor Utonium, which gave them all superhuman abilities that they use to fight crime in the city, where they quickly became known as “The PowerPuff Girls.” Their usual enemies being “HIM,” Mojojojo, The RowdyRuff boys and Princess. The show progressed on to have six seasons, a movie and a reboot. 

Recently, CBS and Warner Bros (CW) announced that a live-action PowerPuff Girls show, written by Heather Regnier, Greg Berlanti and Diablo Cody, is in the works. This storyline follows the girls as adults who resent that their entire childhood consisted of fighting crime and not normal kid things. 

“The Powerpuff Girls 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?” said CW’s tagline of the show. 

This isn’t the first time CW has taken children’s shows and made them more mature. For example, Riverdale was brought to the channel, which is a darker crime-filled show following the Archie Comics

The theme of this new show appears to be more oriented for older audiences rather than children, even though not much information has been released. Fans are obviously awaiting changes to our little girls, looking for some good character development since their crime-fighting days. People are hoping they are still filled with sugar, spice and everything nice, and that their reunion shows they can still work together and be a team again.

It’s anyone’s guess as to what this show will hold, we just have to let time do its job and wait and see.