Prepare yourselves for more sugar, spice and everything nice, for the legendary Powerpuff Girls are back, and it looks like they're set to steal audiences' hearts all over again!
According to a recent announcement made by Cartoon Network, the delightful super-powered threesome will hit our screens in a full-on reboot scheduled for 2016. What's even more exciting is that the immensely talented Emmy and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings - known for his stunning work on the super surreal hit show Adventure Time - is on board as executive producer!
I was always a huge fan of the original endearing show, laced with just enough satirical humor to prop up its sweet moral messages. In fact, now I think about it, the series' tone is startlingly similar to Adventure Time's, making Jennings a perfect fit!
Resurrecting a Classic
So, what can we expect from another dose of Chemical X-infused hi-jinks? Well, according to Cartoon Network:
The Powerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes -- Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup -- whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime.
The Powerpuff Girls ran for an impressive 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005, returning for two special one-offs in 2008 and 2014. Over the years us fans have been teased long enough about the possibility of a reboot, so it's about time our wishes have finally been granted!
How Will the Reboot Look?
With much speculation surrounding a revamped art-style, I thought I'd take a look at some possible directions the producers might go in...
Blossom-chan, Bubble-chan and Butter-chan
This anime-style rendition of the three girls is certainly striking. Cartoon Network isn't usually known for opting for Japanese-influenced art, but it could be something to consider.
Here's a more realistic interpretation of the how they might look come 2016. Could the reboot focus on the girls at a different, slightly older part of their crime-fighting lives - 'The Powerpuff Teenagers,' perhaps?!
The Powerpuff Bratz
Issue 6 of the show's tie-in comic featured this rather heavily sexualized image on its controversial cover. I don't think this style is at all the right fit for The Powerpuff Girls, but considering it's an officially approved piece of art, I wouldn't be at all surprised if 'sexing' up the threesome was being considered.
If It Ain't Broke...
To be honest, I'd be quite happy with something just like this...
As long as the witty writing and outrageous plot lines remain intact, I'm all in! Hurry up, 2016...
Tell us what you want to see from the reboot!