We got our first (underwhelming) look at CW’s live-action update of the iconic Cartoon Network series, The Powerpuff Girls.
I hope this is just a place holder of sorts until we get to see them in their actual costumes (but if leaked on set photos are to be believed the actual costumes aren’t much better).
The CW has gone ahead and released an official first look at the trio via Variety. Cameron takes the center position as Blossom, flanked by Bennet and Perrault as Bubbles and Buttercup. Each actress is wearing the color associated with their respective characters, and they’re flanked by animated clouds that hew closely to the aesthetic of the animated series.
The show will not be able to live up to the hype of this beloved cartoon show but hopefully it can at least be enjoyable even the premise sounds like the start of an SNL skit.
The girls are now in their 20s, frustrated by the amount of responsibility they had as children. But, they’ll soon need to come back together to save the world once again. Though Blossom was a spunky, conscientious, Little-Miss-Perfect child who holds several advanced degrees, Blossom’s repressed kiddie-superhero trauma has left her feeling anxious and reclusive, and she aims to become a leader again — this time on her own terms,” reads the character description. Bubbles still sparkles as an adult, but her charming exterior belies an unexpected toughness and wit. She’s initially more interested in recapturing her fame than saving the world, but she just might surprise us and herself. Buttercup was the rebellious badass of the Powerpuff Girls in its heyday. More sensitive than her tough exterior suggests, Buttercup has spent her adulthood trying to shed her Powerpuff Girl identity and live an anonymous life.