The attempt to bring the colorful superheroines of Saltadilla to the grounds of the live action Ultimately it won’t be possible. This week, The CW confirmed that the projected series The Powerpuff Girls with actresses of flesh and blood was permanently cancelled. Along with it, many other shows that were presumed to be in development also ended up in the trash. All as a consequence of the regime change within the chain, as a result of the media company Nexstar acquiring most of The CW —above Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global— in October 2022.
According to a recent report from TV lineBesides of live action of The Powerpuff Girlsthe series was also canceled Fox. That is to say, the show that tried to tell the story of a female version of the iconic masked hero; project that involved the brothers Robert Rodriguez (Machete) and Rebecca Rodriguez (doom patrol) as directors, writers and executive producers.
Among the other projects of the previous regime of The CW that have already been definitively interrupted, is Justice Ua kind of spin-off of the series Arrow focused on the character of John Diggle. He too has already gone through the guillotine Jake Changwhich was planned as a mystery show about the Archie Comics character of the same name.
«[Las series canceladas] We’ve already returned them to the studios, so they’re free to develop and sell them wherever they want,” Brad Schwartz, current president of entertainment for The CW, told TV line.
How would the live-action of The Powerpuff Girls?
In August 2020, The CW —then led by Mark Pedowitz— made the official announcement of a series live action of The Powerpuff Girls, inspired by the cartoon network animated show of the same name. The idea was to portray the protagonists as women in their twenties who resented having spent their childhood fighting crime; now, without any interest in fighting together again, but of course, a new threat would force them to meet again.
In February 2021, it was reported that Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Bonbon; Dove Cameron (Decendents) as Burbuja and television debutant Yana Perreault as Bellota.
A pilot episode was filmed in the spring of 2021, with Maggie Kiley (riverdale) directing from a script co-written by Heather Regnier (Veronica Mars) and Devil Cody (June). However, the series did not receive the green light and the leak of its script generated very negative opinions on social networks. The plan was then to rewrite it mostly, but in two years, the project did not show solid signs of life again.
While old projects are discarded, new ones begin to come to light. On Thursday, The CW announced two upcoming scripted series: the crime drama Johnwith Sophie Turner, and a spin-off of The Librarians. Regarding future programs without a script, the chain revealed the titles The Great American Bakeover, Patti Stanger: Millionaire Matchmaker and The force.
Antonio G. Spindola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.