The Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls is to return on the 17th September with a fourth member added to the classic trio.
In a new five part story, The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four, the original characters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will be joined by a new member of the gang, voiced by South African musician Toya Delazy. The fourth Powerpuff Girl will be purple.
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) September 6, 2017
Writing on Twitter, Delazy stated “JUST LIKE THAT I BECAME A POWERPUFF GIRL,” calling the achievement “#lifegoals”.
— FUNANI Out Now?? (@ToyaDelazy) September 7, 2017
Jamie Ondarza, Senior Vice President at Turner Broadcasting in Southern Europe and Africa, stated: “Toya is definitely a perfect fit as the fourth Powerpuff Girl. She is confident, bubbly and quirky, all the values that we are familiar with, love and appreciate. We have a lot of surprises up our sleeves.”
The news has been met positively on Twitter.
Some fans have pointed out that there has already been a fourth, purple Powerpuff Girl – Bunny, who the girls attempted to make themselves, but subsequently exploded.
I see you Cartoon Network, trying to hype up a new fourth Powerpuff Girl AS IF BUNNY NEVER EVEN HAPPENED. pic.twitter.com/aVF6rDqRYr
— Andy Swift (@AndySwift) September 6, 2017
who remembers bunny from the powerpuff girls pic.twitter.com/xAWwxu0t9y
— ʍɑɾɑ (@_maradelgado) August 14, 2017
Last year, Toya Delazy voiced the new South African theme tune for the series re-boot. Powerpuff Girls ambassador Charli XCX helped launch the series in London.