Chloe Bennet has left the cast of Powerpuff, the CW’s highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of the animated series Powerpuff Girls.
According to a Variety report, Bennet, who was set to play Blossom in the series, was forced to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts.
In May 2021, the CW announced that the premiere of the live-action series will be delayed as they’re redeveloping and reshooting the initial pilot episode because it was “too campy.”
“In this case the pilot didn’t work,” the CW chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz said. “But because we see there’s enough elements in there, we wanted to give it another shot.”
Variety added that the casting for a new third Powerpuff Girl will begin later this year. Meanwhile, Dove Cameron and Yana Perrault are still set to play Bubbles and Buttercup, respectively.
The CW first announced that they were working on the live-action series last August 2020. In April 2021, they released a first-look photo of the grown-up superhero trio, featuring Bennet, Cameron and Perrault.
The Powerpuff Girls animated series created by Craig McCracken ran from 1998 to 2005. The show followed a set of powerful triplets made out of sugar, spice, and everything nice, with the mysterious Chemical X. With their powers, they make sure that their town is safe from villains.
A target release date for Powerpuff has yet to be announced. Bennet is best known for her role in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Rappler.com