The animated series “Scott Pilgrim” in preparation at Netflix
Scott Pilgrim Artist-creator Bryan Lee O’Malley is developing an animated series of the hit graphic novel.
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As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and UCP will develop the new adaptation, with O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski – the showrunner behind Nickelodeon’s revival Are you scared of the dark? – writing and executive production.
While it doesn’t yet have a series order, anime house Science SARU will provide the animation work, with the company’s Abel Gongora serving as director.
Six volumes of the Scott Pilgrim series were published by Oni Press between 2004 and 2010, with Edgar Wright adapting the works into a single film titled Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
Released in 2010, the film tells the story of a slacker in love (played by Michael Cera), who is forced to fight his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers’ (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven evil exes, imagined as beatings inspired by the video game.
In 2020, Wright teased a potential animated project by Scott Pilgrim, telling Weekly entertainment“There are plans – and there’s nothing official yet – but there are plans to revisit the material in a spirited way.”
Wright and his producing partner Nira Park will receive executive producer credits on the new animated series, along with Michael Bacall, with whom he wrote the screenplay.
To celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary on August 13, 2020, a commemorative box set for the film’s soundtrack was released on vinyl. The official “Seven Evil Exes” edition is a limited edition 4xLP illustrated disc set featuring the original soundtrack and score by Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
In July 2020, the film’s cast reunited over Zoom in a virtual reunion hosted by Wright to celebrate the film’s anniversary and raise money for the nonprofit Water for People.
Last year, Scott Pilgrim vs the World returned to UK cinemas for a limited theatrical release as part of the continued celebrations around the anniversary.