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The Netflix anime series based on the graphic novel “Scott Pilgrim” brings back the main cast of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” to voice their characters on the show.
The series, which was first reported as being in development on Netflix in January 2022, has been officially ordered to series. The returning cast members are:
Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers), Satya Bhabha (Matthew Patel), Kieran Culkin (Wallace Wells), Chris Evans (Lucas Lee), Anna Kendrick (Stacy Pilgrim), Brie Larson (Envy Adams), Allison Bell (Kim Pine), Aubrey Plaza (Julie Powers), Brandon Routh (Todd Ingram), Jason Schwartzman (Gideon Graves), Johnny Simmons (Young Nell), Mark Webber (Stephen Stills), Mae Whitman (Roxy) and Elaine Wong (Knives Chau). Additional cast members will be announced at a later date.
As previously announced, Bryan Lee O’Malley, who created the “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novel series, will co-write and executive produce the anime version alongside BenDavid Grabinski. The pair will also act as co-showrunners.
Science SARU will provide the animation. Eunyoung Choi of Science SARU will produce, with Abel Gongora on board to direct. Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the film, will produce by Complete Fiction alongside Nira Park. Marc Platt, Jared LeBeouf, and Adam Siegel of Marc Platt Productions will also executive produce, as will Michael Bacall. UCP will produce.
“We’re getting the band back together!” O’Malley and Grabinski said. Cera and Winstead, Bhabha, Culkin, Evans, Kendrick, Larson, Pill, Plaza, Routh, Schwartzman, Simmons, Webber, Whitman and Wong. An all-star cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And with Science SARU leading the way with phenomenal animation, we couldn’t ask for a better team for this adventure. Fans and newcomers alike can’t wait to see what we and our partners at Science SARU do. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
The graphic novels followed the titular Scott, a slacker and guitarist living in Toronto. He falls in love with a girl named Ramona Flowers, but first he must defeat her seven evil husbands so they can date. Six volumes of the graphic novel have been published, with the latest one dropping in 2010. The movie version was released in 2010 and has since gained huge popularity.
“One of the proudest and most enjoyable accomplishments of my career is assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim,” said Wright. Since the movie was released in 2010, we’ve done Q&As, reminders and a charity read, but there’s never been a chance to reunite the whole gang on a real project. Until now… original creator Brian Lee O’Malley, along with writer Ben David Grabinski, an anime series from Scott Pilgrim that not only expands the universe, but also…well, just watch it. I’m happy to announce that I helped convince the entire original cast to return to voice their characters in this new epic adventure. I was in for a treat. “
Anamanaguchi, who composed the music for the video game “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” will be providing original songs for the show. They will work on the score with Joseph Trapanese.
It’s official: We were obsessed with “Scott Pilgrim!” Choi said. “This series has been a wild ride, full of new and exciting experiences for everyone at Science SARU. Working with these incredible artists and animators under the wise leadership of director Abel Gongora was a dream come true. Our team is doing its best to bring the world of “Scott Pilgrim” to life. We can hardly contain our excitement – this is going to be epic! “
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