powerpuff officially operated.
TVLine has confirmed that a live-action take on The Powerpuff Girls is no longer being redeveloped at The CW. Same goes for the Arrowverse offshoot Justice Yuled by a woman Zorro series, Jake Chang (which was to be based on a new-ish Archie Comics character), or any other potential series left over from former CW president Mark Pedowitz's reign.
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“We've already given those back to the studios,” Brad Schwartz, president of The CW's entertainment, told TVLine after the network's Thursday morning upfront presentation, “so they're free to develop them and sell them wherever they want.”
Schwartz detailed to the press a development slate of the past seven months curated by The CW's owner, Nexstar, which included A librarian sequel series, The Great American Bakeover (in which Nancy Birtwistle takes over struggling bakeries), self-explanatory Patti Stanger: Millionaire Matchmaker, And Force (an unwritten procedural style Police,
Among the projects abandoned from Pedowitz's tenure at The CW, a pilot for powerpuff — starring Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault, Donald Faison and others — was slated to film in early 2021 but has not been picked up to series.
Pedowitz explained to reporters in May 2021, “Sometimes things are missed, and this was just a lapse.” It didn't seem as real as it could be. But then again, you learn things when you test things. And in this case, we felt like, ‘Let's take a step back and go back to the drawing board.'”
In Justice YuDavid Ramsey will reprise his role ArrowJohn Diggle, who after spending years fighting alongside the masked heroes “goes on a new mission to recruit five young meta humans to live as freshmen at a prestigious university.” As recently as October, Ramsey told TVLine, “We're on the second draft of a script, and we've just closed the deal on a writer…. It's still in development, and we're going to are rising.”
female led Zorro series, which was produced by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (sin city, spy kids) and writer-director Rebecca Rodriguez (snow blower, doom patrol), previously aired Chase/Bail on NBC. It was developed in February 2022 at the same time on The CW gotham knights, walker freedom And the winchesters (all of which got the green light).
Ultimately, Jake Chang was put into development last June, and is described as an Asian-American-led mystery following a 16-year-old private investigator as he navigates the diverse world of his once-civilized home of Chinatown .
TVLine has reached out to the respective studios behind each of the above for comment on their status.
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