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‘Powerpuff Girls’ Live-Action Series Among CW Pilot Orders

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Variety:

    The “Powerpuff Girls” live-action series was first announced as being in development back in August. Based on the Cartoon Network series created by Craig McCracken, the new series sees the pint-sized superheroes as disillusioned twentysomethings 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 hails from writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody, with Cody executive producing via Vita Vera Films. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will executive produce via Berlanti Productions. Erika Kennair will produce. Warner Bros. Television will produce.

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  2. karcrashianpanache

    Hysterical and Useless

    Awkwafina as Buttercup or I don't want it
     
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  3. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    bruh who asked for this?
     
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  4. xenoabe

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    Warner execs wanting more brand crossover is my guess.
     
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  5. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Sounds like an interesting take on the PPG, but I can’t imagine the charm of the animated series will translate to a live action setting. Just feels like it wouldn’t work unless it had a completely different tone
     
  6. CampfireColorado

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    This is like just so insane that I’m genuinely intrigued.
     
  7. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    its going to be eDgY
     
  8. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

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  9. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    Premise reminds me of that fan made Power Rangers short film from 2015 where the characters have become adults who are like, tangled up in organised crime & doing coke
     
  10. BradBradley

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  11. BradBradley

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    I know there was about a zero percent chance of ever happening, but I wish that that could’ve materialized as a larger project.
     
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  12. gbuffers

    England.

    I just cannot picture this at all.
     
  13. BradBradley

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    Blossom is a homocide detective who refuses to use her powers since she accidentally killed her partner in a hostage negotiation gone wrong. Bubbles is a struggling stand up comedian and single mom with her shit mostly together. Blossom is a full on heroin addict and her sisters haven’t seen her in three years leading up to the pilot episode. It’s revealed mid-season that the professor passed away 10 years ago in a laboratory accident while attempting to produce an “antidote”/reversal agent to Chemical X at the behest of his daughters, who desired nothing more than to lead normal lives after their final showdown with HIM. Suddenly, they are forced to set aside their differences and familial struggles when forced to reunite against an old foe...
     
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  14. gbuffers

    England.

    Haha NOW I get it!!

    Bring it on
     
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  15. Colby Searcy Feb 10, 2021
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    Colby Searcy

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    CW is all I needed to hear to be all in with this
     
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  16. Snoblin

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    We're in an era of high-quality story telling through the animation medium, and out of touch corporations still choose the derivative and uninspired path.

    *Loud disappointed groan*
     
  17. xenoabe

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    I don't know that that is necessarily it here. It's still very hard to get a non-kids, larger audience for animation material. I worked for Cartoon Network. When they brought PPG back it was still super tough to get boys to watch it. I think this is just an attempt at grabbing the audience that liked the original series to come back.
     
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