The live-action Powerpuff Girls, now known as Powerpuff, has cast Donald Faison as Professor Drake Utonium.
The character description reads, “Quirky, debonair, and a pinch narcissistic, Professor Drake is a scientific genius who is immensely proud of the three extraordinary girls he created in his lab. Staring down a midlife crisis, he is determined to repair his relationships with his now-adult daughters.”
The Powerpuff Girls series picks up on the team, who “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?” It is based on the original Cartoon Network animated series and characters created by Craig McCracken. Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault and Chloe Bennett will star as Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom.
Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody are the writers and executive produce. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden also executive produce and Erika Kennaiir is a producer. It’s produced by Berlanti Productions and Vita Vera Films in association with Warner Bros. Television