A new reboot of “The Powerpuff Girls” is in the works, Warner Bros. Discovery announced. The series, which is currently untitled, will return to the Cartoon Network and is set to premiere in 2024
The original creator of the series, Craig McCracken, is back at the helm for this reboot, part of a new deal with Hanna-Barbera Studios. McCracken is also developing a preschool-aged reboot of “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends”, another beloved Cartoon Network series.
Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, expressed his excitement about McCracken’s return, stating, “The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up. Along with his unparalleled sense of fun and imagination, he’s bringing two of his greatest works in ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ and ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’ and we are so excited for these characters to be a part of the new legacy taking shape at the studio”
“The Powerpuff Girls”, originally airing from 1998 to 2005, has seen previous reboots. A 2016 reboot ran for three seasons, introducing a fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bliss, Townsville’s first Black crimefighter, during 2017’s “Power of Four” special. The last episode of this reboot aired in June 2019. Notably, McCracken was not involved in this reboot due to a then-ongoing deal with Disney Television Animation5.
The plot of the upcoming reboot will revisit and expand upon the world of the original show. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup will face off against a variety of villains, including both familiar foes and new threats
In addition to this animated series, a live-action reboot titled “Powerpuff” was first announced in 2020 and remains in active development. The project, however, has faced setbacks, including the departure of Chloe Bennet, who was set to star as Blossom