Two beloved Cartoon Network shows will return. Reboots of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends are officially in the works.

Craig McCracken, who originally created both shows, is attached to both reboot projects. McCracken began his animation career at Hanna-Barbera in 1992.

“The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up,” said Sam Register, president of Cartoon Network Studios. “Along with his unparalleled sense of fun and imagination, he’s bringing two of his greatest works in The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and we are so excited for these characters to be a part of the new legacy taking shape at the studio.”

The Powerpuff Girls reboot, like the original series, will focus on superpowered sisters Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as they fight crime and save the world before bedtime. The upcoming series marks the second reboot for the show; Cartoon Network previously rebooted the show from 2016-2019, though without McCracken’s involvement. The CW also recently attempted a live-action version of Powerpuff Girls, but it never went to series.

The Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends reboot will gear the show towards even younger audiences. The show will feature a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends.

Sarah Fell, VP of Animation at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, will oversee the development of both projects. 

The shows will eventually be distributed worldwide. The initial announcement didn’t specify a release platform, but since Cartoon Network currently has an arrangement with HBO Max, it’s possible the new Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home shows will stream there.

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