The CW’s upcoming live-action Powerpuff Girls sequel series continues to pick up steam. Following, the casting of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, it appears the pilot has found its Professor Utonium. As first reported by Variety, Scrubs star Donald Faison joins the show’s cast as the scientific genius who creates the young heroes.
Best known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk in Scrubs, Donald Faison often turns in memorable and hilarious performances. The actor’s film credits include classics like Clueless, Remember the Titans, and Waiting to Exhale. Additionally, Faison is also known for his roles on TV in Star Wars Resistance, The Exes, and Felicity.
Faison joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennett, The Descendents star Dove Cameron, and Broadway’s Yana Perrault, who will portray the titular superheroines. The sequel series will be an updated version of the show with the heroes now disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting.
Originally created by Craig McCracken, the original show ran for 78 episodes from 1998 to 2005. The series featured a super team of little girls accidentally created by Professor Utonium when he combined sugar, spice, and everything nice with the mysterious Chemical X. The sequel series follows the heroes as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting.
The Powerpuff Girls pilot hails from writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody. While it does not yet have a full series order, the casting of three multitalented performers could sway the creative forces at The CW Network to give it the greenlight. Additionally, Greg Berlanti (Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Free Guy), and David Madden (Save The Last Dance) will executive produce as well. Warner Bros Television has tapped Maggie Kiley (Some Boys Don’t Leave) will direct the pilot.
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