Out of the entire initiatives which were in the works at The CW over time, none have had buzz fairly like Powerpuff. The venture, which might function a live-action adaptation of the beloved Cartoon Network animated sequence The Powerpuff Girls, has undergone some particular developments in the previous few years, after its originally-filmed pilot episode was deemed “a little too campy.” While updates round Powerpuff have been scarce as of late, stories have indicated that the present continues to be in development at The CW — one thing that was lately corroborated by TVLine. In the outlet’s reporting about new Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends animated sequence being in the works, they affirm that Powerpuff stays “in active development.”
“The reason you do pilots is because, sometimes things miss, and this was just a miss,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz beforehand stated of the sequence. “We believe in the cast completely. We believe in Diablo [Cody] and Heather [Regnier], the writers. We believe in the auspices of Greg Berlanti and Warner [Bros. TV] studios.”
“In this case, the pilot didn’t work,” Pedowitz continued. “But because we see there’s enough elements in there, we wanted to give it another shot. So that’s why we didn’t want to go forward with what we had. Tonally, it might’ve felt a little too campy. It didn’t feel as rooted in reality as it might’ve felt. But again, you learn things when you test things out. And so in this case, we felt, let’s take a step back and go back to the drawing board.”
Based on the unique Cartoon Network animated sequence and characters created by Craig McCracken, Powerpuff would meet up with Blossom, Bubbles (Descendants‘ Dove Cameron), and Buttercup (Broadway actress Yana Perrault), who was America’s pint-sized superheroes however now are disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having misplaced their childhood to crime-fighting. Will they comply with reunite now that the world wants them greater than ever?
“I can’t tell you that!” Cameron admitted to ComicBook.com in an interview final 12 months. “We are going back, we are reshooting, we are taking a slightly different approach tonally. It’s one of those things where you don’t want to get it wrong and it’s very easy to get it wrong. In the same way that everyone from an outsider’s perspective is like, ‘How are you gonna do that?’ We’re figuring that out. We want to get it right for us and for the fans. We really loved what we got but we also just think we could it a little bit closer to what we have in mind. I’ll keep you posted.”
Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars) and Diablo Cody (Juno) are writing the script for the Powerpuff pilot and Maggie Kiley is about to direct. Regnier, Cody, and Kiley will all govt produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden. The pilot additionally starred Donald Faison as Professor Drake Utonium, Robin Lively as Sarah Bellum, Nicholas Podany as Mojo Jojo Jr, and Chloe Bennet as Blossom, however she departed from the position shortly after.
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