televisionSome sugar, some salt, the stuff you like: They were ingredients for little girls, but not for a seemingly perfect remake. Plans for a live-action reboot of the Cartoon Network series “The Powerpuff Girls” have officially been shelved. “Some ideas are just mistakes.”
The first episodes of the popular cartoon starring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were broadcast in 1998. And in 2020, the American channel The CW announced its plan to give a new look to the familiar cartoon. In the new TV series, we’ll see the girls as “non-cosmopolitan twenties,” in the form of non-binary actresses Chloe Bennett, Dove Cameron, and Yana Perrault. The series’ setting would be much “darker and more realistic” than the cartoon.
The script for the first episode was leaked onto the Internet, and the response was overwhelmingly negative. After the fiasco, they attempted to adjust the script, but after test recordings it now appears that the studio has put the brakes on the production.
It was “just a miss,” says The CW president Brad Schwartz: “It happens a lot with projects like this. There are so many ideas we try. Some are good, some aren’t. This was such a case. It just didn’t work out in practice.”
Schwartz gives The Powerpuff Girls fans a ray of hope: “We gave the rights back to the studio. Now they’re free to sell them to anyone, so maybe another channel will do something about them.”
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