Bennet will be playing a superhero for the second time
Introducing the all new Powerpuff Girls.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the CW has casted Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Dove Cameron (Descendants), and Yana Perrault (Jagged Little Pill musical) as the titular superheroes The Powerpuff Girls. CW is currently developing the pilot for the show adapted from the popular Cartoon Network series.
The show is written and executive produced by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars), and picks up some years later where the trio are in their twenties and resent spending their childhoods fighting crime. The longline reads, “Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?”
Given this premise, Bennet’s casting seems all the more natural since she just finished working on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for seven seasons as Quake. If anyone can play a former superhero well, it’s someone who had already played a former superhero.
Bennet will be playing Blossom Utonium, the leader of the trio. In the character description, it reads that while Blossom was a spunky, conscientious, Little-Miss-Perfect child who even had several advanced degrees, her trauma from being a little superhero left her feeling anxious and reclusive, and she is aiming to be a leader again – but this time, on her own terms.
Cameron plays Bubbles Utonium, who won America’s hearts as a child, and while she still sparkles as an adult, she is also tough and has a steady wit. At the start she’s more interested in reclaiming her fame than saving the world, but she might surprise herself when the situations turn dire.
Perrault will star as Buttercup Utonium, who was known for being the badass of the group. But she is a lot more sensitive on the inside and is trying to lead an anonymous life.
Since casting is not fully over, we cannot expect the series to release anytime in 2021. Perhaps an early 2022 will be the window.