Netflix has announced a new anime series based on the “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley. It will feature the original cast of the “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” film returning to voice their characters. Here is everything we know about the upcoming “Scott Pilgrim” anime series.
The Story and Cast
The Scott Pilgrim anime series will follow the story of Scott Pilgrim, a slacker and bassist living in Toronto who falls in love with Ramona Flowers but must first defeat her seven evil exes so they can date. The six graphic novel volumes were published between 2004 and 2010, with the film adaptation being released in 2010. Since then, the film has gained a cult following.
The original cast of the “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” film will be returning to voice their characters in the anime series. This includes Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Mae Whitman as Roxie, and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau.
The show’s co-writers and executive producers are Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, who will also be co-showrunners. The animation for the series will be provided by Science SARU, the studio behind hit anime series like “Devilman Crybaby,” “Night is Short, Walk On Girl,” and “Ping-Pong Animation.” Eunyoung Choi of Science SARU will executive produce, with Abel Gongora directing.
In addition to the returning cast, Anamanaguchi, who composed music for the “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” video game, will provide original songs for the series. At the same time, Joseph Trapanese will work on the score.
The series will be produced by UCP, with Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the film, also involved as an executive producer alongside Nira Park. Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff, and Adam Seigel of Marc Platt Productions will also executive produce, as will Michael Bacall.
The upcoming “Scott Pilgrim” anime series will feature six hour-long episodes, promising to expand upon the universe of the graphic novels and the 2010 film adaptation. The series will follow Scott Pilgrim as he falls in love with the enigmatic Ramona Flowers and navigates the challenges of their relationship, including battling Ramona’s seven evil exes.
The creators of the series, Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski expressed their excitement about the project, saying, “We’re getting the band back together! A stellar cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And, with Science SARU leading the phenomenal animation, we couldn’t ask for a better team for this adventure. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers to see what our partners at Science SARU and we have been cooking up. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
Fans of the “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novel series and film adaptation eagerly anticipate the release of the upcoming anime series on Netflix. With the original cast returning to voice their characters and the promise of expanding upon the “Scott Pilgrim” universe, this series is sure to be a hit among fans and newcomers