The city of Townsville is headed back to TV — well, maybe not anymore! Dove Cameron was set to star in a live-action Powerpuff Girls series on the CW. However, the network pulled the plug on the series in May 2023.
News that the famed Cartoon Network series was coming to life was first reported by Deadline in August 2020. “The Powerpuff Girls used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re disillusioned 20-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?” the outlet shared at the time.
At the time, it was reported that Dove, who was set to take on the role of Bubbles, would share the screen with actresses Chloe Bennet and Yana Perrault, who were cast as Blossom and Buttercup, respectively. However, after the pilot was filmed, it was reported that the show would be “reworked and redeveloped.” At the time, that led to new casting changes.
Keep reading for everything to know about the Powerpuff Girls series.
Who Are the Powderpuff Girls?
The original show aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 until 2005 and followed the story of three young superheroes who were created in the lab — from sugar, spice and everything nice — by Professor Utonium. Every time the city of Townsville was in trouble, the girls were there to save the day. Although not much is known about the reimagined and series just yet, fans can definitely expect to see their favorite cartoon superheroes like never before.
The Casting News
“I cannot WAIT for you guys to see this show, Dove wrote on Twitter following the official announcement. “The script is unreal, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud so much reading anything. Without giving anything away, as a huge fan of the cartoon, this script is my true fantasy!! Stay tuuuuuuneddd.”
Chloe, for her part, shared multiple reactions via social media. “I’m so f–king excited for this,” one post read. Another added, “I’m a heckin’ Powerpuff Girl now wtf.” Prior to their upcoming TV role as superhero sisters, Dove and Chloe costarred on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, in August 2021, Variety reported that Chloe had stepped away from the project due to “scheduling conflicts.”
As for their sisterly bond, Dove told POPSUGAR in March 2021 that the three girls are “in love already.”
“We have the most incredible chemistry, which is so lucky because you never know,” she gushed. “We feel like sisters already. We’re all so geeked to be a part of this. We all feel so lucky, and we’re in touch every day. We talk every day. We send voice notes constantly. It’s moving quickly, and it’s real, it’s happening.”
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