A few weeks ago, The CW announced they would not be moving forward with their planned reboot of The Powerpuff Girls. Instead, they intended to refilm the pilot, written by Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier. At the time, CW’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Pedowitz, told TVLine the pilot was “too campy” and didn’t work.
Dove Cameron Talks About Re-filming the Pilot
In an interview with ET, Dove Cameron (Bubbles) opened up about the network’s decision to refilm the pilot. In it, she says the reshoots are simply to fix a few elements that weren’t working as well as they’d like.
“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.”
She went on to express her excitement about getting a second chance at the pilot, saying:
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?'”
A few weeks ago, the pilot’s original script allegedly leaked online. According to Cameron, the script leaking had no impact on CW’s decision to refilm the pilot.
“They didn’t decide to rework the pilot because the script leaked. I just need to say that that wasn’t what happened. We had to reshoot it anyway for a couple of reasons.”
Cameron’s Thoughts on Playing Bubbles
For Cameron, playing Bubbles is the “coolest job ever,” and she remains excited for fans to see the series.
“It’s just exactly what I would want it to be, honestly. I cannot say enough good things about the show and the character. So I’m very, very excited. I’m very excited to have everybody see how it’s [coming] together. I mean, what is more fun than flying around Townsville and having it look like Townsville and fighting… I can’t say what we’re fighting, but what’s more fun than that? That’s the coolest job ever.”
The Powerpuff Girls reboot also stars Chloe Bennet as Blossom and Yana Perrault as Buttercup. At the moment, there is no news when (or if) the series will air on CW.
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