The following Powerpuff Girls live-action series has had a rocky start, from the on-set photos to the leaked script. Things got a little worse for the project when Variety reported that the pilot episode was being reworked. The CW’s CEO, Mark Pedowitz, went on to say that “the tonality may have felt a little too campy.”
One of three leads from powerpuff opens up about the pilot and her excitement of reworking things. Ian interview with Entertainment tonight, Dove Cameron – who stars as Bubbles – weighed in on the situation and seemed very optimistic: “It’s a really big piece of IP, and it’s tonally very specific. Like doing it right, making everyone happy and also making sure it gets translated. It’s so specific.”
“We remove some elements and we replace others,” she continues. “I think the script will take another hit, and it’ll just be a slightly different approach, but everything else will stay the same. I’m actually really excited at the thought of it.”
“I was texting the girls and we said, ‘Oh. Well, now we know what we’re doing.’ What a great thing. You can never do that as an actor – go back and think, ‘What would I have done differently?’ I can’t say enough good things about the show and the character. So I’m very, very excited. I’m very excited to show everyone how it is [coming] together.”
While Cameron didn’t go into details, she did clarify a rumor that the reshoots are based on the script that has surfaced online: “They didn’t decide to rework the pilot because the script leaked. I just have to say that wasn’t what happened. We had to re-record it for a few reasons anyway.”
. Why is “campy” considered an insult to a movie or TV series?
powerpuff stars Dove Cameron (descendants) as Bubbles, Yana Perrault (Serrated Small Pill) as Buttercup, Chloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD) as Blossom, Donald Faison (scrubs) as Professor Utonium, Nicholas Podany (Heart of Dixie) as Mojo Jojo Jr and Robyn Lively (Light as a feather) as Sara Bellum, with Tom Kenny from the original series (Spongebob Squarepants) back as narrator.