The CW has scrapped The Powerpuff Girls Live-Action reboot and has gone back to the drawing board.
Say it ain't so!! The CW has scrapped the Powerpuff Girls live-action reboot in its current form. Apparently, execs at the company were not particularly pleased with the series's direction and decided to rework the entire project.
Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault are all expected to keep their places as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. We can also expect Donald Faison to remain as Professor Drake Utonium, as well as other cast and the writers-producers.
Warner Bros TV Group President Channing Dungey said last week:
We’ve got a trio of terrific actresses at the center of that. I’m not going to say that it hasn’t been a challenge. Bringing a children’s cartoon into live-action adulthood has been a really fine like to walk, but I think we’ve done a pretty great job walking it.
The reason for the rework is unclear, and The CW has been hush regarding the matter.
Many fans of the original Cartoon Network series were not happy with the plot of the reboot. Many said that it sounds like a disgrace to the original characters.
The plot reads:
Powerpuff follows the trio that 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?
The live-action series was announced in 2020 and began filming in April 2021. It was initially set to make it to the fall 2021 lineup but plans have changed, and the Powerpuff girls are now going back to the drawing board.
This may not be the worst news for fans because many of the best shows on TV had multiple pilots. Game Of Thrones faced a similar situation, which eventually saw Tamzin Merchant being replaced by Emilia Clarke for the role of Daenerys Targaryen. So we can only expect the newly reworked version of The Powerpuff Girls series to be even bigger and better.
The Powerpuff Girls won't be saving the day this fall.