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Donald Faison Will Play Professor Utonium in 'Powerpuff' Live-Action Reboot

Donald Faison Will Play Professor Utonium in 'Powerpuff' Live-Action Reboot

Donald Faison is taking on an exciting role!

The 46-year-old Scrubs actor is set to play Professor Drake Utonium in The CW’s live-action pilot Powerpuff, Deadline confirmed on Tuesday (March 30).

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The show is written by Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier and directed by Maggie Kiley, based on the original Cartoon Network animated series.

Here’s a plot summary: “Powerpuff (fka The Powerpuff Girls) 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?”

Donald’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.”

Donald Faison also announced a fun, Scrubs-related project last year!

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