News Powerpuff Girls live-action TV series in development

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  1. Kai "the spy"

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  2. Christopher

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    Huh????????

    I guess it'd have to be something like the anime version Powerpuff Girls Z, which aged them up to teenagers. Although a lot more would have to be changed. It's a very odd choice.

    I'm trying to imagine The Powerpuff Girls done Riverdale-style, and my head is exploding.
     
  3. JD

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    This is one of the weirdest TV show concepts I've heard in a very long time, and I have no idea what to make of it.
     
  4. Mr. Adventure

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    It's a headscratcher, for sure. Interesting to see Diablo Cody involved though. I guess this is the case of an adaptation being inspired by the source material but not necessarily trying to be a literal take (assuming this isn't going to be about pre-teen children).
     
  5. JD

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    It's going to be a sequel(ish, maybe) about 20something versions of the girls.
    Here's the logline from the EW article:
    The Powerpuff Girls used to be America's pint-sized superheroes. Now they're disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    I'm trying to imagine their take on Mojo Jojo. Maybe Dexter's Lab or Johnny Bravo will be next. Actually Scooby Doo would be good fodder for a CW show.
     
  7. Christopher

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    So it's The Powerpuff Women.
     
  8. Mr. Adventure

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    Just like the Gilmore Women and The Golden Women.
     
  9. valkyrie013

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    MOJO JO JO!!!
    Powerpuff.. 20 chicks.. We'll see.. no confidant..
     
  10. JD

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    OK, that could actually kind of fun.
    Kind of makes me think of the book Meddling Kids.
     
  11. Christopher

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    It'd be like Mystery Incorporated but with more sex.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    The more I think about it the more I think that Scooby Doo thing could actually work. A problem I see with PPG is that there's not a whole lot to build a series on especially in the direction they're taking it.

    Aging them up and making them resentful removes a lot of the structure of the show. I'll approach it with an open mind as much as possible but I'm having difficulty picturing it. I read a web comic that had them as teenagers that worked pretty well offering something different but still recognizably PPG.
     
  13. valkyrie013

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    Its not like they were resentfull when they were kids.. they were spunky and happy and optomistic. making them emo father hating victims is just crap. This Victim Mentality has got to stop..
     
  14. Christopher

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    Yeah, quite possibly. They have done a couple of live-action TV movies already -- three if you count the Daphne-Velma prequel movie -- in addition to the theatrical features. Although I'd be afraid they'd give into the temptation to include genuine supernatural threats, which goes against the intrinsic spirit of the work (which is that the real monsters are greedy liars using fear to manipulate people, and that skepticism and reason are the only defense).


    Oh, but that's exactly where the potential is. The more open space there is to fill, the more creativity and novelty you can bring to filling it. If it's a sequel rather than a remake, then it doesn't have to be the same story or format, any more than Star Trek: Picard is the same story and format as ST:TNG. It can be a new thing that has (a version of) the old thing as part of its backstory. That could go in any number of directions.
     
  15. UssGlenn

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    This sounds like a question that will be answered at the end of the first episode.
     
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    I'll watch it, loved the original series. But, I'll be quick to bail, if I think it's awful, and just as quick to keep watching, if I think it's great. :shrug:
     
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    The only thing I could imagine watching would be if they went the route of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (which was far from perfect but had enough kooky fun episodes.) Three teen girls who had no real socialization, trying to navigate high school with a crazy scientist "dad" as their only human role-model. It wouldn't be original but it could have a niche.
     
  18. Mr. Adventure

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    I was sorting through some old links and stumbled on this and seemed timely:
     
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  20. Christopher

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    Interesting. Two Agents of SHIELD veterans (Bennet and Cameron), who played mortal enemies in season 6.

    When I first saw that Chloe Bennet had been cast, my first guess was that she'd be Buttercup, but I guess she can pull off Blossom -- though are they going to dye her hair red? Well, she was blonde in AoS's last couple of seasons. I can see Cameron working as Bubbles.