Donald Faison Joins Live Action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Series as Professor Utonium

Donald Faison is set to join the upcoming live action Powerpuff Girls at The CW!

It was just announced that the Scrubs star will play Professor Drake Utonium in the pilot, according to Deadline.

The character is described “as quirky, debonair and a pinch narcissistic, Faison’s Professor Drake is 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.”

The potential series is reportedly now going by just Powerpuff, and 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. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?

Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier wrote the script and Maggie Kiley will direct. Production is underway in Atlanta, Ga.

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