Fans were already on the fence when it was announced that The CW was making a live-action Powerpuff Girls adaptation, and things only seemed to get worse when news came out that the pilot had to be reworked; now news has it that the show has lost one of its principal cast members.
According to Variety, Chloe Bennet, who had been cast as Blossom in the series, has stepped down from Powerpuff. No official statement has been made on Bennet’s part, but a source has claimed that she was forced to leave the show because of scheduling conflicts. Now the network is busy looking for someone else to take on the role.
Admittedly, Bennet was the most famous actress in the trio of main stars, having had a run on Agents of SHIELD. We don’t know who could replace her in the show, but hopefully The CW manages to land someone who may have the same status as Bennet when it comes to stardom.
Besides Bennet, the show also includes Dove Cameron (Bubbles), Yana Parrault (Buttercup), and Donald Faison (Professor Utonium). The show was also cast Nicholas Podany to play a version of Mojo Jojo which has been renamed Joseph “Jojo” Mondel Jr. The part of the mayor’s assistant Sara Bellum has also been given to Robyn Lively.
We don’t know exactly what elements they want to rework with the pilot, but a lot of people thought that the leaked script was too sexed up for a kid-friendly property like The Powerpuff Girls. Since this show is meant for the Millenials who grew up watching the cartoon, maybe it would help if the writers try to ease fans in on the idea that the PPGs are all-grown up slowly—not with an opening scene of Buttercup getting out of a sex marathon.
No release date has been set for The CW’s Powerpuff.