While originally a graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim has gone on to become both a film and video game, and soon, the quirky action rom-com will be getting a new anime series.
As reported by Pitchfork, the Scott Pilgrim anime not only involves Bryan Lee O’Malley (who created the graphic novels), but it will also include Edgar Wright (who directed the 2010 film).
Along with being an executive producer, O’Malley will be the anime’s showrunner and is co-writing the series, along with BenDavid Grabinski. Wright is also an executive producer.
The anime will be arriving on Netflix, although at the time of this writing, no release date has been provided.
That said, a video announcing the Scott Pilgrim anime cast has been released and wow it is stacked.
Many of the actors who were involved in the 2010 film will be taking part in this project. You can check out the full announcement below, but among the actors announced, there is: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, and Aubrey Plaza.
Per a press release, Wright says that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is “one of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of [his] career.”
The director then went on to add the following: “Since the film’s release in 2010 we’ve done Q&As, 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.”
How excited are you to check out the Scott Pilgrim Netflix anime?