The CW has unleashed an official picture of its Powerpuff Girls reboot, about a week after dismal pictures from set made its way to Twitter. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, one person on Twitter likened the set pictures to an “unironic porn parody.”
The Powerpuff Girls reboot, which has been renamed Powerpuff, kicked off filming its pilot episode last week in Atlanta. Paparazzi (of course) caught wind of the crew and snapped pictures of Chloe Bennet as Blossom, Dove Cameron as Bubbles, and Yana Perrault as Buttercup.
Rebooting something as iconic as The Powerpuff Girls was always going to be a challenge, but the set pictures just really didn’t help. The women were dressed in boxy dresses that appeared low budget.
I said it once and I’ll say it again, this has to be a flashback high school scene or something. It just has to be.
The CW Live Action Powerpuff Girls has begun filming
It looks exactly as you would have expected it to look… pic.twitter.com/C3X8xKZgds
— TRAFON(s Backup Account) (@RiseFallNickBck) April 7, 2021
Moving on, I reckon I was right, because The CW’s official cast photo of the Powerpuff Girls is, if anything, an improvement.
It’s still extremely early days, but now Powerpuff really looks like a CW show.
Make of that what you will.
Powerpuff focuses on the now 20-something superheroes who resent losing their childhoods to fighting crime. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever? Dun, dun, DUNNN.
Last month, Donald Faison of Scrubs fame was cast as Professor Drake Utonium, while Broadway actor Nicholas Podany was cast as Joseph “JoJo” Mondel Jr.
JoJo, according to his character bio, was obsessed with the Powerpuff Girls when he was a child, despite his father’s grudge against them. As an adult, JoJo finds his sweetness and rage in constant battle.
I’m still in two minds about this reboot, to be honest. Did we really need a Powerpuff Girls reimagining? Probably not. But this is The CW we’re talking about here, so it’s probably going to be binge-worthy on some level. Trashy-good, or genuinely good? Stay tuned.
In some promising news, however, veteran voice actor Tom Kenny will reprise his role as The Narrator in the series. Not mad about that at all.
For old time’s sake.