CW's Powerpuff Live-Action Show Adds Donald Faison As Professor Utonium

We now know who will be mixing together Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice, and the all-important Chemical X on The CW's Powerpuff Girls reboot.


Donald Faison, best known as Turk on the classic sitcom Scrubs, will join the cast of the CW's upcoming Powerpuff Girls live-action show, titled Powerpuff, Variety reports.

The CW describes Faison's Professor Utonium as "quirky, debonair, and a pinch narcissistic," and determined to repair his relationship with his now-adult daughters. Professor Utonium is once again the genius scientist who created the Powerpuff Girls, but is now approaching middle age and has a trio of twenty-something daughters.

Powerpuff has been in development at the CW since last year, and was greenlit for a pilot in February. Earlier this month, the network announced the casting for Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles. Chloe Bennet (Agents of Shield) will play Blossom, and Yana Perrault (Broadway's Jagged Little Pill) will play Buttercup. Dove Cameron, finally, will make good on an idea she put out into the world eight years ago when she steps into the role of Bubbles.

Powerpuff comes from writers and executive producers Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody (Juno). Frequent CW producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will produce the pilot along with Erika Kennair. Maggie Kiley will direct the pilot and executive produce.

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