'The Powerpuff Girls': Maggie Kiley to Direct The CW Live-Action Pilot

Maggie Kiley
Sylvia Saether

Maggie Kiley

The CW's Powerpuff Girls has found its director.

Maggie Kiley has been tapped to helm the pilot for the Greg Berlanti-produced live-action take on the beloved Cartoon Network animated series.

Ordered to pilot last month, the drama revolves around the Powerpuff Girls, who used to be America's pint-sized superheroes. Now they’re disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?

Based on the original Cartoon Network animated series and characters created by Craig McCracken, Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars, Sleepy Hollow) and Diablo Cody (Juno) will pen the script. The duo will exec produce alongside Berlanti and his Berlanti Productions banner partner Sarah Schechter and TV president David Madden.

Kiley has become a go-to director for Berlanti. She previously helmed episodes of The CW's Berlanti-produced shows Riverdale and Katy Keene as well as Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and last season's Dracula drama pilot The Brides for ABC. Powerpuff Girls marks Kiley's latest venture as part of her overall deal with studio Warner Bros. TV. Her other recent directing credits include Peacock's Dr. Death, USA Network's Dirty John: the Betty Broderick Story, Netflix's What/If, Fox's 911 and Syfy's Nightflyers, among others. She's repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen.