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The CW unveils the leads for the live-action ‘Powerpuff Girls’

The CW has found their Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in their upcoming pilot for the live-action Powerpuff Girls series.

According to Deadline, Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Dove Cameron (Descendants) and Yana Perrault (Jagged Little Pill) are set to be the three leads in the upcoming series.

The series, which is written by Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier and directed by Maggie Kiley, is based on the original Cartoon Network animated series created by Craig McCracken.

Here’s the synopsis and character bios for the show: The Powerpuff Girls follows Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, who used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crimefighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?

Bennet will portray Blossom Utonium. Although she 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.

Cameron will play Bubbles Utonium. Her sweet-girl disposition won America’s hearts as a child, and she 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.

Perrault is Buttercup Utonium. She 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.

So what do you think of the concept and casting? Let us know in the comments below!

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