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Turk From ‘Scrubs’ Has Been Cast In Live-Action 'Powerpuff Girls'

Turk From ‘Scrubs’ Has Been Cast In Live-Action 'Powerpuff Girls'

Professor Utonium is back for the series reboot

Mike Diver

Mike Diver

When I think of Turks and video games, I think of Final Fantasy VII. Y'know, Reno and Rude and the gang. Great lads. Miss those guys. But another Turk, Christopher Turk, is a character in the much-liked (right? I can never keep up) US sitcom, Scrubs. It ran for nine seasons between 2001 and 2010, and remains regularly repeated on TV channels around the world. Not quite to Friends levels, but you can pretty much guarantee it'll be on, somewhere... around about, now.

And the actor who played Christopher Turk, Donald Faison, now has a fresh challenge in front of him, for a project that'll, much like thoughts of Scrubs, tickle that lil nostalgia gland of yours. He's to play Professor Utonium in the previously announced live-action adaptation of the hugely popular animated show, The Powerpuff Girls.

This new take on The Powerpuff Girls is a TV series, not a movie, in production at The CW Network. Originally airing between the mid-1990s and 2005 and spawning a tie-in movie, the cartoon featured three main protagonists: Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles. These super-powered heroes were the creation of Professor Utonuim, born of a mix of sugar, spice and all things nice... and also Chemical X, which gave them their extraordinary powers, including incredible speed, X-ray vision, and flight.

Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles are to be played in the CW show by Chloe Bennet, Yana Perrault and Dove Cameron, respectively. And now, as Comicbook reports, Faison is joining the trio as their science-minded creator and father-figure, who is said to be quirky and debonair, and just a little narcissistic. Same.

The Powerpuff Girls /
Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Television Distribution

The CW has also confirmed that its show won't carry quite the same title as the animated series - instead, it'll be shortened to simply Powerpuff. And rather than star kids - the actors cast being something of a giveaway, here - it'll focus on the girls' lives as twentysomethings, having given their childhoods to crime-fighting. Like punching Mojo Jojo in his noggin repeatedly wasn't both fun and educating, sheesh.

Powerpuff has been in the works since last summer, and its pilot will be co-written by Diablo Cody, the writer of the cult movies Juno and Jennifer's Body. I only got around to watching the latter very recently, as it's on Disney+'s Star, and lemme tell you: yeah, pretty good, that. And if you need to know more about this live-action Powerpuff reboot, hey, you could do worse than calling (916)-CALL-TUR.

Featured Image Credit: Cartoon Network Studios, ABC Studios

Topics: TV