The CW’s Powerpuff Girls reboot will be reshooting the pilot after it was assumed to be too campy and nothing like the original. While some thought it was because the script for the pilot got leaked, Bubbles actress Dove Cameron gave a more in-depth explanation for why the pilot really had to be reshot.
Rebooting a classic series is never easy, especially one as iconic as the Powerpuff Girls cartoon for live-action. After pictures were leaked from the set of Dove Cameron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Chloe Bennett and Yana Perrault wearing identical costumes that were more or less mediocre, and the less-than amusing and cringeworthy script, execs thought it was better to reshoot the first episode. Cameron tells Entertainment Tonight why the pilot had to be reshot and how different it’s going to be from the initial script:
It's a really big piece of IP, and it's tonally very specific. Like getting it right, making everybody happy, and also making sure that it translates. It's so specific. To modernize it and to make it fit like, a bunch of different things that don't normally go together, it's just kind of like a puzzle piece. So we're removing some elements and we're replacing others. I think the script is going to get another whack, and it's just going to be a slightly different approach but everything else is going to stay the same.
While some people weren’t too keen on the idea of a live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot, it should be nice knowing that the show and network are working to do the original justice. Dove Cameron mentions how excited she is, given that not many actors get a second chance for a redo:
But I'm actually very excited at the thought of it because I was texting the girls and we're like, 'Oh. Well, now we know what we're doing. What an amazing thing.’ You never get to do that as an actor, go back and be like, 'What would I have done differently?’
In April, the former Disney star shared her excitement about the Powerpuff reboot, noting that even though she grew up without cable, she still knew about Powerpuff Girls. If The CW does pick up the reboot after the reworked pilot has been shot and screened, Powerpuff will be just the latest reboot from the network. An adult version of the Nickelodeon kids’ game show Legends of the Hidden Temple will be premiering this fall.