Cartoon Network saved the day when the Atlanta-based network announced earlier this week they were rebooting The Powerpuff Girls, with new episodes set to air in 2016, according to a press release. A massive licensing campaign will launch with the new episodes, so PPG fanatics, prepare your shelves for more merchandise.
“The original Powerpuff Girls was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” CN’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher said in the press release. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
The beloved 1998 cartoon series has been off the air since 2005, but the adorable buttkickers have been reborn several times over, including as an anime series, anniversary special, and CGI-special that aired in February. No word yet if series creator Craig McCracken or any of the original cast and crew will be involved in the project.
Two years is a long time to wait, so for now, we’ll just have to settle with queuing up the classic episodes on Netflix (yes, the show is streaming).