Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve found our three butt-kicking babes to portray the iconic leads in the hotly anticipated Powerpuff Girls reboot.
The CW has officially unveiled its three leads, Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault, who will portray Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, respectively.
Chloe Bennet as pink-loving Blossom (she’s really living the brand, isn’t she?) (Credit: Instagram)
Dove Cameron as bb Bubbles.
Yana Perrault as badass Buttercup.
Bennet and Cameron previously worked together on the Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D where they played enemies, although this time they’ll be starring alongside each other as mates.
Meanwhile Perrault is best known for her theater work as she most recently graced Broadway in the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill. She was also set to join the cast of Hamilton on Broadway before the pandemic shutdown live theater. If the ordered pilot goes to series, this will be Perrault’s big onscreen debut. She is also known for performing and producing her own original music.
All three gals have taken to the ‘gram to announce the news that they’ve been cast in the new Powerpuff Girls series.
The CW (AKA the legends behind Riverdale, Supernatural, Arrow, the Charmed reboot etc) announced last year that they were working on a reboot of the iconic Cartoon Network animation.
Variety reported at the time that the show will be reimagined for a new generation of girl power, conveying our three leading lasses (pink leader Blossom, ballsy green gal Buttercup and cute blue bb Bubbles) as ‘disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.’
As you’ll remember from the good old days, the original series’ premise was that Professor Utonium accidentally created the primary school-aged super team by combining sugar, spice, and everything nice with the mysterious Chemical X.
The show ran for six seasons and 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005. The Powerpuff Girls Movie was released in 2002, while a rebooted animated series began airing on Cartoon Network in 2016.