The live-action version of Cartoon Network’s beloved animated series The Powerpuff Girls is one of the most discussed pilot projects of the 2021-2022 season. Yesterday, the CW revealed that in addition to rebooting The 4400, the network plans to continue with the spin-off All American: Homecoming and the DC series Naomi from Ava DuVernay.
Not going forward is the Black lightning spin-off Painkiller and a millennial non-drama Our ladies from Brooklyn. Meanwhile, the Nancy drew spin-off Tom Swift is still under discussion at the CW. But what about the Powerpuff Girls? After all, the live-action sequel series has received a lot of press in recent months. Apparently The CW decided that The Powerpuff Girls needs a bit of a makeover.
Cast Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault and Donald Faison will remain on the project, along with the remaining cast and the creative team behind the show. So what’s the plan? The CW intends to rework the pilot The Powerpuff Girls in the low season along with filming a new version of it. So the real question is, was the original pilot really that bad? Based on the leaked script? Yes that was it.
The Powerpuff Girls script leaked?
Yes that was it. And, before you ask, it’s bad. It’s that bad. People share screenshots on Twitter and make fun of it. Oh no they didn’t did a total breakdown of the main plot points for the script so you don’t have to suffer actually reading the thing. And, frankly, it’s the biggest type of scream imaginable. The CW ‘reworking’ the pilot better means they just build the show from the ground up.
In one of the pilot’s lines, Buttercup threatens to reveal Blossom’s nudes to the world to wake her up. Only for her to tell Bubbles that something similar had once worked for her. That was something in a script. Mojo Jojo is Mojo and his son Jojo, who are humans. Mojo was the professor’s lab partner before he got mad. It turns out? Blossom killed him! Blossom killed a guy in the pilot.
The professor, instead of using his genius creating actual life to make the world a better place is a stereotypically abusive showbiz parent. And, and, if you really want your childhood to be thoroughly spat on, then know that The Powerpuff Girls cartoon exists in the show and being fooled will certainly do so. It’s terrible. It’s terrible. Still, The CW thinks so repair this monstrosity.
Can fix the CW The Powerpuff Girls?
The “off cycle” kind of reboots / reworks that The Powerpuff Girls going for is rare, but it happened. Actually, it’s happened to some of the biggest shows out there. Game of Thrones and Seinfeld are two major examples of groundbreaking television shows whose pilots have been reworked. Now this means that The Powerpuff Girls will that reach heights? Probably not.
Hopefully the crew will come from The Powerpuff Girls can use fan reactions from the leaked script as a guide for dealing with the show’s rework. For example, turning Bubbles into a botched reality TV star who’s been kicked out multiple times? Probably delete. Or what about the fact that the professor is an insulting person? Maybe from there too.
Just burn it all and make something that we don’t want to blind ourselves so we never have to testify The Powerpuff Girls live-action pilot ever again. We’ve never read such a bad script since watching Joss Whedon’s attempt at a Wonder Woman movie.
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