Donald Faison Joins “Powerpuff” Series

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Former “Scrubs” actor Donald Faison has joined “Powerpuff,” the pilot for the upcoming live-action sequel to Cartoon Network’s classic animated series “The Powerpuff Girls” at The CW.

The new take sees the pint-sized superheroes as 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?

Faison will take on the role of Professor Drake Utonium, the quirky, debonair and narcissistic scientific genius 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. He joins the previously announced Chloe Bennet as Blossom, Dove Cameron as Bubbles, and Yana Perrault as Buttercup.

Based on the series created by Craig McCracken, the pilot hails from writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody, with Cody executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden.

Source: TV Line

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