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Chloe Bennet Leaves Troubled ‘Powerpuff’ Production

The sisterhood is already crumbling for The CW, as the ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ star will no longer portray leading sister Blossom, citing scheduling conflicts after an order for major pilot reshoots.

Say it ain’t so! The sisterhood is already crumbling! Powerpuff, The CW's troubled Powerpuff Girls live-action reboot, faces yet another setback: Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has officially stepped down from her role as leading sister Blossom. According to Variety, “Warner Bros. Television wanted to extend Bennet’s option as they reworked the pilot, but scheduling conflicts forced her to exit instead. Casting for a new third Powerpuff Girl will begin in the fall.” Scheduling conflicts, or a clever excuse to flee a pilot deemed so bad it must be rewritten and reshot?

Powerpuff  was first announced last August as “in development,” and originally featured “the pint-sized superheroes as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.” Perhaps the trio played a little whiny and entitled in the pilot, and an injection of humble gratitude would be a welcome change. Afterall, what kid doesn’t want superpowers?

Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody will write and executive produce under the Vita Vera Films banner. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will executive produce for Berlanti Productions.

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