'The Powerpuff Girls' is getting rebooted as a live-action series with a modern makeover

Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault have been cast as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup

'The Powerpuff Girls' will be rebooted as a live-action series. Getty Images 
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The Powerpuff Girls is returning to the small screen, but this time viewers will see a very different side to the famous crime-fighting trio.

The popular animated US show, which debuted in 1998, follows three kindergarten-aged sisters named Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup who have superhero powers.

The new reboot will be presented as a live-action series.

In its modern format, instead of being pint-sized superheroes, the premise of the show sees the girls now as disillusioned twenty-somethings who resent having lost their childhoods to fighting crime. But when the world needs them more than ever, can they agree to reunite?

Chloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD), Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) and singer-songwriter Yana Perrault will star as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.

Each of the sisters have their own demons to overcome, according to Variety. Blossom has repressed superhero trauma that leaves her feeling anxious and reclusive as she aims to become a leader once again.

Bubbles, known for her sweet personality, still shines as an adult, but is initially more interested in recapturing her fame by becoming a superhero again.

Meanwhile, Buttercup has left her rebellious past behind and now spends her time trying to shed her famous alter-ego and live an anonymous life.

As of now, no other casting details have been revealed nor is there a release date.

In 2016, an animated version of the show was rebooted with different voice actors. Despite being met with mixed reviews, it ran for 122 episodes over three seasons until 2019.

Cartoons become live-action remakes

It isn't the first popular animated TV series to get the live-action treatment. In 2019, for example, Dora the Explorer was brought to cinemas in the feature-length film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Winnie the Pooh was revived in the 2018 theatrical release Christopher Robin.

And before the live-action craze really took off, Scooby-Doo hit the big screen back in 2002.