Her brother had no problem with it and trusted Sugar to use his name wisely.In an interview with the New York Times, Sugar discussed developing the background of the show's protagonist, saying she wanted to base the character's viewpoint on her brother growing up "where you're so comfortable in your life because you get all the attention, but you also want to rise up and not be the little brother".The pilot is a slice-of-life episode that does not involve major events because the series' world was still in development.Sugar strove to make her pilot distinctive in terms of its artistic and aesthetic detail but the time limit imposed upon her by Cartoon Network hampered her.
While developing her show, Sugar continued working on Adventure Time.
Cartoon Network released the original pilot in May 2013.
Sugar and her team panicked because the series was going to be very different from the pilot episode.
In the second season, Peridot allies with and eventually joins the Crystal Gems to prevent Earth's destruction by a Gem "geo-weapon" in the planet's core.
During the third season, Lapis Lazuli, an errant Homeworld Gem, decides to live on Earth with Peridot; Jasper is defeated and imprisoned, and Steven learns that his mother shattered Gem society matriarch Pink Diamond.