It was reported recently that the live-action Powerpuff Girls television show, Powerpuff that was being piloted at The CW has been scrapped and will be reworked and repiloted later in the year. Now a CW Chairman & CEO Mark Pedowitz has spoken about what went wrong for the pilot.
Pedowitz told an online portal, “Sometimes things miss, and this was just a miss. We believe in the cast completely, we believe in Diablo (Cody) and Heather (Regnier), the writers, and we believe in the auspices of (executive producer) Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. Studios. In this case, the pilot didn’t work. But because we see enough elements in there, we’re going to give it another shot. We didn’t want to go forward with what we had. Tonally, it might have felt a little too campy. It didn’t feel as rooted in reality as it might have. But again, you learn things when you test things out. And in this case, we felt like, ‘Let’s take a step back and go back to the drawing board.' This is a powerful property, it engaged a lot of interest, and we want to get it right.”
The answer came on the heels of an alleged script leak on Monday with some adult dialogues. The reworked and repiloted series will still star the lead cast of Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault and Donald Faison. Other cast members, as well as writer/producers will all return as well.
Bennet was roped in to play Blossom, while Cameron was Bubbles and Perrault would play Buttercup with Faison playing Professor Utonium. The first photos of the female leads in costume had gone viral several weeks ago.
(Source: TV Line)