Powerpuff Girls live-action series in the works at CW

Powerpuff GirlsFighting crime, trying to save the world, here they come just in time, the Powerpuff Girls are getting the live-action treatment.

According to a report by Variety, a live-action adaptation of the classic Cartoon Network series is currently in development at The CW. The series will be more of a sequel to the animated show, set years after the trio of superheroes first started saving the world.

The Powerpuff Girls will be portrayed as “disillusioned twenty 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 project will be helmed by Greg Berlanti (the Arrow-verse) and Diablo Cody (Juno) with Berlanti producing through his production company alongside Sarah Schechter, Heather Regnier, and David Madden. Regnier (Veronica Mars) will be writing the script along with Cody.

The Powerpuff Girls centers on a team of superheroes named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who were accidentally created by Professor Utonium by combining sugar, spice, and everything nice with the mysterious ingredient, Chemical X. The young heroes go on to fight crime and constantly save the city of Townsville from a colorful cast of villains.

The animated series was created by Craig McCracken and the show ran for six seasons and 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005. After this, The Powerpuff Girls Movie was released in 2002 and a rebooted animated series began airing on Cartoon Network in 2016.

If the project becomes a full series, it will be the latest in CW’s slate of superhero programming which has mostly been composed of shows set in the DC Universe (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Superman & Lois) as well as adult-themed reboots of other material like the Archie Comics through Riverdale, Katy Keene, and Nancy Drew.

Watch this space for more news about the live-action Powerpuff Girls series.