The CW has released the first official picture of the three stars of the live action version of the hit cartoon Powerpuff Girls.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. veterans Chloe Bennet and Dove Cameron, as well as Jagged Little Pill stage actress and recording artist Yanna Perrault are playing grown up versions of, respectively, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.
The new photo is split into thirds, showing each of the actresses wearing their characters’ trademark colors: they may have traded in their schoolgirl jumpers, but Cameron’s Bubbles is still fond of blue, Bennet’s Blossom still prefers pink, and Perrault’s Buttercup still rocks green.
Based on Craig McCracken‘s hit Cartoon Network animated show, the three Utonium Sisters got their start as lab-created super-girls. But according to a description from the network, the show, co-produced by Juno Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, paints the heroes as “disillusioned twenty-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.”
Scrubs veteran Donald Faison was recently cast as their dad/creator Professor Drake Utonium, and Nicholas Podany has just been announced as Jojo Mondel — apparently the son of the cartoon’s talking monkey villain Mojo Jojo. Robyn Lively has been cast as the girls’ confidante — and Drake’s sometime love interest — Sara Bellum for the forthcoming show.
Tom Kenny, now known as the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants, will reprise his role as narrator in the live-action version.
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