CW announced the development of the live-action “Powerpuff Girls” show in early 2021. The show was meant to represent the legendary superheroes Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as grownup cynical young women.
The show was inspired by the original 1998 animated series, “The Powerpuff Girls,” made by Craig McCracken. It was about three superhero kids who rescued “Townsville” from destruction and monsters.
Dove Cameron as Bubbles in this version of “Powerpuff Girls” gave some hope about the show and assured that the team was trying their best to get it right for the fans. Here’s what she had to say.
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The Team Wanted To Get It Right
In an interview with ComicBook, Cameron assured that the producers of “The Powerpuff Girls” and its creative team were delighted with where the show stood at the moment instead of how they all felt about it before.
She said, “I have to be careful, because it’s such a big property, and it’s kind of a thin line I have to walk, talking about it in a way that doesn’t give anything away, or say anything too misleading. Where we’re at right now, I can confidently say, is that the producers and writer Diablo Cody, and everybody involved, their last communication with me is that they’re very, very, very pleased in a way that we were all not.”
The star also referred to “The Powerpuff Girls” as a “high concept” show but that there were “99 ways it could have gone wrong, and one way it could have gone right.” Also, though they were close, they didn’t quite “nail it” for several reasons.
Cameron said, “I remember them calling me and being like ‘This is how it ended up, and this is what we would rather do,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I can’t even be mad about that. That’s fair. Let’s do that, then.’ I think they really just want to get it right.”
Fans Loved Cameron’s Honesty
Fans were impressed by Cameron’s honesty about the position of the show. It was refreshing to see her admit that there were 99 ways the series could have been done wrongly.
Although it could’ve been random, some fans believed that the honesty was probably influenced by the fact that the creative team attempted to transform such a fun, cute, innocent children’s show into an intense variation of itself. However, from Cameron’s comment, fans could see that the creative team was conscious of the nostalgic elements of the show and were trying their best to impress the viewers.
Powerpuff Girls Faced Some Challenges
The show has met with several challenges since its first announcement, one of which was that the network did not accept its pilot episode. What surprised fans about this rejection was that there was no definite reason for why it was rejected.
Also, the show initially intended Chloe Bennet to play Blossom, Dove Cameron to play Bubbles, and Buttercup to be played by Yama Perrault. However, Bennet eventually quit following the pilot’s rejection, which led to a delay in production.
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Also, while “Donald Faison played the ‘Professor’ Drake in the pilot, fans aren’t sure of his part in the current production. Amongst all of these, production has been going on well. Though no news has been shared for a while, fans hold on to the little hope Cameron gave.
Fans Disapproved Of The Pilot
While the show was one of their favorite cartoons as children, many fans believed that the live-action was unnecessary and uncalled for and agreed with The CW when they decided to reject the initial pilot.
Many believe that the show’s creatives could adopt the production team’s decision in “Sonic The Hedgehog” to listen and tweak the show to suit the fans’ wants. Cameron’s positive attitude implied that this was possible, but more information is yet to come for the changes to be confirmed.