Leaked scripts and “too adult” lines were among the alleged reasons for television network The CW to re-shoot the pilot of its “Powerpuff Girls” live-action series, though the network is totally denying it.
Earlier this week, it was reported that a script of the pilot had been leaked online with rather adult content, including a scene where Blossom threatened to leak Buttercup’s nude photos and interrupted her sister’s marathon sex session, while one line in the dialogue read as, “Life, is one big hate boner.”
Speaking to the media recently, Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz recently dismissed the rumours with a short denial that he has read anything about the leaked script, following news that the network was unsatisfied with the previous finished product.
Pedowitz explained, “The reason we do pilots is, sometimes things miss. We believe in the cast and in [writers Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier] and [executive producer Greg Berlanti] and studio Warner Bros. In this case, the pilot didn’t work.”
“Because we see enough elements in there, we wanted to give it another shot. It may have felt a little too campy and not rooted in reality. You learn things when you test things out. We felt, ‘Let’s take a step back and go back to the drawing board.’ This is a powerful property, it engaged a lot of interest, and we want to get it right,” he said. On the other hand, there will be no change to the cast of the upcoming series despite the re-shoot – with Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault playing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.