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A Marvel Star Has Joined The Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Series

Fans of the Cartoon Network classic The Powerpuff Girls will be happy to learn that the upcoming live-action series has found its main three cast members for the roles of Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles — and the casting is spot on. 

The Powerpuff Girls, which ran from 1998 to 2005, follows three very young — as in kindergarten age — girls with superpowers. The new series will see the trio later in their lives, all grown up and now in their 20s. Looking back upon their crime fighting youth, the now-adult Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles find themselves having feelings of resentment toward missing out on typical childhoods in order to fight crime. The show was ordered by the CW in February, as reported by Variety, after its initial development was announced last August. It'll be written by Diablo Cody — who is known for penning Juno — and Heather Regnier. And, now we officially have the cast.

Deadline has reported that the three leads will be played by Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault.

Chloe Bennet will play Blossom Utonium

Chloe Bennet is best known for playing Daisy Johnson on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its run from 2013 to 2020. The Marvel show focused on the organization of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), which is a peacekeeping and spy agency tasked with taking on any super villains that risk civility. Bennet's Daisy was an inhuman agent with the ability to create earthquakes. Additional roles for Bennet include an arc on the drama series Nashville, and 2020's romantic musical comedy Valley Girl.

In the new Powerpuff Girls series, Bennet will be playing Blossom, who was the leader of the group in the initial series. Blossom — whose personality ingredient was "everything nice" — was known for her honesty, integrity, and leadership. Now, as a 20-something, Blossom's ambitions have led her through receiving several advance degrees, but her past as a childhood superhero has made her into a bit of a recluse.

Dove Cameron will play Bubbles Utonium

Dove Cameron is best known for her leading role on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie, for which she even received a Daytime Emmy Award. On Liv and Maddie, Cameron played both title characters, twin sisters who have very different lives. She also had a prominent role in the Disney Channel's Descendants franchise as Mal. She has also had guest roles in shows such as The Mentalist, Shameless, and — interestingly enough — Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with her future co-star Chloe Bennet.

Cameron will be taking on the role of Bubbles, the Powerpuff Girl with the "sugar" personality ingredient. Bubbles was known for her especially sweet nature, although still capable of fighting alongside her sisters. In the new iteration, Bubbles has maintained her sweetness, with undertones of toughness, and is more interested than her sisters in the possibility of reclaiming their superhero roles — although she's mostly interested in reclaiming the fame she once had.

Yana Perrault will play Buttercup

Yana Perrault is probably the least known of the three recently cast leads. She has most recently acted in the Broadway rock musical Jagged Little Pill, which is inspired by the album of the same name by musician Alanis Morissette. Morissette is credited with the music and lyrics of the show, while the book was written by Diablo Cody — the latter of whom we know is writing this new Powerpuff Girls series.

Perrault, in what appears to be her first leading role, will play the third sister, Buttercup. In the original series, Buttercup was known as the tough tomboy of the group, whose personality ingredient was "spice." In the present day, Buttercup will be given a chance to show the softer sides past her overall tough nature. Unlike her sister Bubbles, Buttercup is dedicated to living an anonymous life and keeping their famous superhero past behind her.

All in all, this casting is just about perfect, and we can't wait to see these three take on the beloved roles in the upcoming series.