Scrubs star Donald Faison joins cast of Powerpuff Girls reboot

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Gary Gershoff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gary Gershoff - Getty Images

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Scrubs favourite Donald Faison has found his next TV role in the live-action Powerpuff Girls series.

The actor will be mixing sugar, spice and everything nice as the creator of the Powerpuff Girls, Professor Drake Utonium.

The CW's upcoming reboot, which will follow the titular trio later in life as jaded 20-somethings, also has a brand new title – Powerpuff.

Photo credit: Gary Gershoff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gary Gershoff - Getty Images

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Faison, who memorably portrayed Dr Christopher Turk for nine years in Scrubs, will give his scientific genius a "quirky, debonair and narcissistic" edge, according to Variety.

Utonium is described as "immensely proud of the three extraordinary girls he created in his lab" but is looking to repair his relationship with them now that he's "staring down a midlife crisis".

In the original Cartoon Network series, the professor was depicted as white, so this is another progressive example of colour-blind casting.

Photo credit: Cartoon Network
Photo credit: Cartoon Network

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Earlier this month, the main trio set to play Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles were unveiled.

Chloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD), Dove Cameron (The Descendants) and Yana Perrault (a musician making her screen debut) are all on board the project.

It remains to be seen if and how the show brings back simian evildoer Mojo Jojo – although we're still pulling for a motion-captured Andy Serkis.

Powerpuff is set to arrive on The CW sometime next year.

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