Not gonna lie, I’m not really fully up to speed on the lingo. But it certainly sounds like somebody took a look at the POWERPUFF pilot and said “This sucks:”
Powerpuff, based on the original Cartoon Network animated series, will be reworked and repiloted off-cycle. The four leads — Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault and Donald Faison — as well as other cast and the writers-producers all remain on board the project, from Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Prods.
For now, at least. Nobody’s going to listen to me on this, obviously, but perhaps the problem they’re having with the show is that it’s harder than it looks to successfully sneer at your target audience? Really: ‘disillusioned twentysomethings‘ are hardly a rare commodity in media, these days. Neither is their message of being in their twenties, and disillusioned. Hell, you can’t get them to ever shut up.
So maybe make a show where the kids didn’t grow up to be walking wounded? If only for the novelty value. This angsty, apologetic stuff gets real old.