Donald Faison set for live-action Powerpuff Girls

Former “Scrubs” star Donald Faison will play Professor Drake Utonium in the CW’s live-action pilot “Powerpuff”.

Based on the Cartoon Network animated series “The Powerpuff Girls”, the series follows Blossom (Chloe Bennet), Bubbles (Dove Cameron) and Buttercup (Yana Perreault), who used to be America’s pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crimefighting.

Deadline says Faison’s Professor Drake is “quirky, debonair and a pinch narcissistic” and “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.”

“Powerpuff” is written by Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier and directed by Maggie Kiley .

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