The CW’s The Powerpuff Girls pilot is headed to save the day. Maggie Kiley (director, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is set to direct the live-action series’ pilot episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The live-action version of the beloved Cartoon Network animated show will find the Powerpuff Girls where they’ve never been seen before – in their mid-20s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubblegum have grown up to become disillusioned adult women who wish they could get back the crime fighting years of their childhood. However, the new series will pick up in a world that’s counting on The Powepuff Girls more than ever to come together and save all of mankind.
Originally created by Craig McCraken (Wander Over Yonder), The Powerpuff Girls ran on Cartoon Network for six seasons from 1998 to 2005. The pilot episode for the reimagined live-action series will be written by Heather Regnier (producer, Veronica Mars) and Diablo Cody (writer, Jennifer’s Body) and is set to air on The CW, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Greg Berlanti (director, Love, Simon) is executive producing through his company, Berlanti Productions, alongside both Regnier and Cody. Sarah Schechter (producer, Black Lightning) and Berlanti Productions’ TV President David Madden are both attached to produce. Currently, the series has only been ordered for a pilot.
The Powerpuff Girls pilot will continue Kiley and Berlanti’s working relationship. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo has worked together on many of Berlanti’s other CW shows including Katy Keene and Riverdale, as well as the pilot for the ABC drama, Dracula, all of which Kiley has served as director for.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Kiley currently has an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, which will include The Powerpuff Girls series. As of the writing of this article, there is no announced production schedule or release date for the pilot.