Scott Pilgrim is getting the anime treatment at Netflix!
The new show will be based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and will bring back the entire main cast of the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to voice their respective characters.
The returning cast members include 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.
Creator of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series Bryan Lee O’Malley will co-write and executive produce the anime. BenDavid Grabinski will join him as an executive producer. O’Malley and Grabinski both serve as co-showrunners.
Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the film will join the Netflix project as an executive producer too. The Scott Pilgrim anime will be animated by Science Saru (Devilman: Crybaby, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na).
“One of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim,” Wright said.
“Since the film’s release in 2010 we’ve done Q&A’s, remembrances and charity read throughs, but there was never the occasion to reunite the whole gang on an actual project. Until now… Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer BenDavid Grabinski have conjured up an anime series of Scott Pilgrim that doesn’t just expand the universe, but also…well, just watch it. I’m more than happy to announce that I have helped coax the entire original cast back to voice their characters on this epic new adventure. You are in for a treat.”
The Scott Pilgrim graphic novels follow the titular character Scott who falls in love with a girl named Ramona Flowers. In order to date her, the slacker and bassist of Toronto-based band Sex Bob-Omb must first defeat seven of her evil exes. The graphic novel ran for six volumes and the 2010 movie has amassed a cult following.