A Scott Pilgrim Anime Series Is Being Developed For Netflix
Are you experiencing a lack of Scott Pilgrim content? Don’t worry, there is a new anime series coming to Netflix. It’s a great way to kick off 2022!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and UCP are currently working on the adaptation. UCP is the Universal Studio Group division behind Chuckyand The Umbrella Academy.
Bryan Lee O’Malley is the creator of Scott Pilgrim graphic books and will serve as the writer and executive producer alongside Ben-David Grabinski (the showrunner behind Nickelodeon’s return to Are You Afraid Of the Dark). Edgar Wright, who directed the film adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World will also be returning as an executive producer.
Science SARU will be the studio behind the animation. It has previously worked on Devilman Crybaby and Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! and also two Star Wars: Visions episodes that were released last September, Akakiri, and T0-B1. Eunyoung Choi, the studio’s producer, will be the director. Abel Gongora will also be the director. We haven’t seen any footage from the series yet, but past work shows that it will look great.
The 2010 original movie adaptation was a romantic comedy that starred Michael Cera playing Scott Pilgrim. He had to defeat seven of Ramona Flowers’ exes while trying to win a contest to secure a record contract. It’s unclear if the anime series will continue the same plot or something completely new.
Scott Pilgrim has been enjoying a great time lately as a franchise. Scott Pilgrim: The Game made a grand comeback in January 2013 with Complete Edition. This was after the game had been removed from Xbox Live Arcade in 2014 (presumably due to licensing issues). This is all exciting, so we’ll have to wait to see the latest adaptation.