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The CW Releases ‘Powerpuff Girls’ First Look

Check out an official snap of the modernized superpowered ladies, free from their iconic color block dresses of old.

What does a live-action adaptation of the Powerpuff Girls look like? Many fans have been left wondering after a pilot for the upcoming CW series was ordered earlier this year.

Last week, a TMZ post gave a surprise first peek at the girls in full Powerpuff garb, and now The CW has shared an official, modernized look at the superpowered ladies.

Based on the original Cartoon Network animated series, the new series, which was first announced last August as "in development," features "the pint-sized superheroes as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting."

Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Abominable) will play kind leader Blossom, Dove Cameron (Descendants, Liv and Maddie) will be the sweet and perky Bubbles, and Yana Perrault will portray the angsty Buttercup. Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody (under the Vita Vera Films banner) are set to write and executive produce.

Originally developed in 1992 by Craig McCracken, during his second year at CalArts, as the animated short, Whoopass Stew!, a name change and Cartoon Network pilot followed. The series debuted in November 1998, beginning a run of 78 episodes, two shorts, a Christmas special, a feature, a 10th anniversary special, as well as numerous licensing deals and spin-off CDs, books, games, and 2016 reboot. The original series ended in 2005. 

Powerpuff has no current release date, but shoots are underway.

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