Scott Pilgrim Anime Series Coming to Netflix, Voiced by Original Film Cast
An anime series based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels is coming to Netflix, with voice casting that reunites the original Scott Pilgrim vs. the World cast. Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza, Satya Bhabha, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Jason Schwartzman, Alison Pill, Ellen Wong, and many more are in the fold, plus some new cast members who will be announced later.
Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will co-write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner of the anime series alongside BenDavid Grabinski. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is also among the executive producers.
In a press release, Wright called the original film “one of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of [his] career.” He added, “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.”
Science SARU is the animation team behind the reboot, and Anamanaguchi, who composed music for the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World video game, are working on the score with Joseph Trapanese.