It’s not looking good for CW’s attempt at a live-action adaptation of the Powerpuff Girls. After shooting a pilot, it failed to get a greenlight. Mark Pedowitz, the CEO of CW, even discussed that the first attempt didn’t work out and they decided to give it another shot. Well, it’s looking grim as Chloe Bennet has officially exited the project. She was set to star as Blossom alongside Dove Cameron‘s Bubbles, and Yana Perrault‘s Buttercup.
The series was first announced almost a year ago, which would explore the child superheroes in their late 20s, as they try to run away from their heroic duty. It seems she exited the project due to scheduling conflicts as they tried to extend her contract. It’s uncertain if the other two will potentially leave the project, but Variety claims they are still attached. CW is actively looking to replace her as they try to reshoot a new pilot.
It’s already been questionable if a live-action adaptation of Powerpuff Girls was a great move, especially when the script seemingly leaked online. The series was going to introduce the world to Mojo Jojo’s son Joseph “Jojo” Mondel Jr., who was going to be played by Nicholas Podany. It’s unclear how many other elements from Craig McCracken’s original series would get added, but we did get a look at set photos teasing their original costumes from the Cartoon Network series. They even released a promotional image of their new costumes, but it looks like they’re going to have to update that once the new pilot enters production.