Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls was an iconic show. The fans have relished the cartoon for many years. A live-action of Powerpuff Girls titled Powerpuff was announced by CW in August 2020, and a pilot episode was formally ordered in February 2021. The cast of the show included Chloe Bennet as Blossom, Dove Cameron as Bubbles, and Yana Perrault as Buttercup. Donald Faison was roped in to play the girl’s father, Professor Utonium.

Powerpuff Girls' Live-Action Series News Has Fans Divided
The original Powerpuff Girls cartoon

Other characters like Joseph ‘Jojo’ Mondel Jr., the son of Mojo Jojo, the Powerpuff Girls’ arch-nemesis from the original cartoon, were also cast. Nicholas Podany was to play that role. In 2021, it came to light that the plot of the series was not ordered and needed some retooling. But recent reports suggest that the show starring Bennet is no longer in development.

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Chloe Bennet’s Powerpuff canceled by the CW

Powerpuff: Everything We Know About the CW Powerpuff Girls Series
The cast of CW’s Powerpuff Girls Series

Chloe Bennet was roped in by CW to play the lead role in the live-action take of Powerpuff Girls. As per TV Line, the show is no longer being developed at The CW. Any project left over from former CW president Mark Pedowitz’s regime has been canceled by the channel. 

The cancelation of the show comes after the 2021 incident that received serious backlash from fans. During the time, the original pilot script of Powerpuff was allegedly leaked online. It received harsh criticism from the original Powerpuff Girls cartoon fans. 

There were many changes made for the live-action series, and fans were not pleased with the direction the show was headed. For instant, Professor Utonium, who was formerly presented as a devoted father, was revised to reflect his abusive, cunning, and egotistical tendencies.

Also, the show taking place in the aftermath of Blossom killing Mojo was not liked by fans. Considering all the reasons, The CW dropped the project.

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Fans React to the Cancelation of Powerpuff Girls Live Action Series

CW's Powerpuff Girls Live-Action Show
CW’s Powerpuff Girls Live-Action canceled by CW

Most of the fans criticized the show for the change in the script, but many were eagerly waiting for the live-action adaptation. Some were excited to see Chloe Bennet in the series. After the news of the cancelation, fans took to Twitter to pour in their thoughts.

A person wrote, “The crazy part is…. It could’ve worked.” Another one simply wrote, “Bullying Works!”
A person reminding about the script tweeted, “THANK GOD. Never forget how bad the script was.”
Another one wrote, “And nothing of value was lost.”

It indicates that, for the most part, people are happy with the decision of The CW to cancel the show.

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Source: TV Line

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