Sugar and spice may have been the main ingredients in the formula used to create girls (chromosomes, schchromosomes), but it would seem for the CW Network, they hope they can add a bit of Chemical X into the mix for a series they have in development. A live-action series based on the prolific kids Cartoon Network series Powerpuff Girls.
The series will have a unique take on the Powerpuff Girl IP. The series will focus on “disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting”.
Writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody are on board to guide the project. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. Television will produce.
The original Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken. In the series, Professor Utonium created the superpowered girls in his basement (yeesh) – Blossom, the overzealous leader Bubbles (the girly ‘blonde’ and the tough-as-nails Buttercup. And to thing Utonium created these badasses from your everyday house items – sugar, spice, and everything nice (and a healthy dosing of a precarious 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.
More as things develop.