While updates to the project have been scarce for several months now, Power – A reimagining of The CW’s planned live action for Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls series – It is said that it is still under development.
As part of his last batch inside the line Property, TVLineMatt Webb Mitovich was asked if the CW is still moving forward Power, or if the network has quietly killed the project. “I’m assured that the CW’s live adaptation of Super Girls“Very complicated” (which is certainly no longer in charge of Chloe Bennett), replied Mitovich, after coming in last spring “is still at some point in redevelopment.”
It was first reported in August 2020 that The CW was developing live action Super Girls Reboot (later renamed Power), with the show officially receiving a trial order in February 2021. In March 2021, it was revealed that Chloe Bennett (Marvel’s of SHIELD AgentsCameron’s pigeonGrandsons) and Jana Perrault in lead roles as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, respectively. Later that month, Donald Faison (scrubsAnd The legends of tomorrow in the capitalChosen as the girls’ father, Professor Utonium.
In April 2021, Nicholas Bodani joined PowerHe plays Joseph Jojo Mondel Jr., son of Mojo Jojo, the archenemy of the Powerpuff Girls from the original cartoon. Shortly thereafter, Robyn Lively was cast as Mrs. Sara Bellum, while Tom Kenny was tapped to reprise his role as a narrator in the animation.
However, in May 2021, it was revealed that Power The pilot for the series was not requested, although the network still plans to re-equip the project with the same creative team and actors. As for the reason for the pilot’s cancellation, CW CEO Mark Bedowitz said, “We totally believe in the cast. We believe in Diablo. [Cody] Heather [Regnier], the book. We believe in sponsoring Greg Berlanti and Warner [Bros. TV] studios. “
Bedowitz continued, “In this case, the pilot didn’t work. But because we saw that there were enough elements in there, we wanted to give it another chance. That’s why we didn’t want to go too far with what we had. On the tonal level, it probably felt a little calmer. It didn’t feel rooted.” Actually as you might feel. But again, you learn things when you experience things. And so in this case, we felt, let’s take a step back and go back to the drawing board.”
Around the same time, the original pilot script was allegedly leaked online. The script was heavily criticized by fans of the original script Super Girls Cartoon, who did not agree with the direction it was taking adapting to live action. For example, the character of Professor Ottonium – who has always been portrayed as a loving and caring father – has been reimagined as abusive, manipulative and hungry for fame. The show clearly takes place in the aftermath of the murder of Mojo Blossom.
CW’s Power It took another blow in August 2021, when it was revealed that Bennett had left the project. Since then, updates on the show – including who will replace Bennet as Blossom – have been virtually non-existent. However, according to Mitović, Power It’s still some work in progress.
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