In the spirit of reboot mania, which is sweeping the nation, The Powerpuff Girls are returning to us (via Cartoon Network) in a revived series helmed by Adventure Time’s Nick Jennings. The original series, created by Craig McCracken, was one of the first series that really defined Cartoon Network, and led to its eventual success (and one of the Best Cartoons of the 90s)
The new series looks like it will still be its trademark mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice (plus Chemical X), though the animation has changed a little since the show’s initial 1998-2005 run, and the voice actors are different (Amanda Leighton (The Fosters) as Blossom, Kristen Li (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn) as Bubbles, and Natalie Palamides (Burning Bridges) as Buttercup at least, though Tom Kenny will again lend his voice to the Narrator/Mayor of Townsville).
And finally, we have a premiere date: TV Insider is reporting that The Powerpuff Girls will return to Cartoon Network Monday, April 4th, and will premiere back-to-back episodes every weekday starting at 6 p.m. ET through April 15th. After that, the show will move to a Thursday at 6 p.m. ET time slot on April 21st.
For those lucky enough to be a SXSW, the series will also get its world premiere there Monday, March 14th. For now, check out a new music video for the upcoming series, as well as the first released clip.