[03/30/23 - 07:01 AM] All-New Anime Series Based on "Scott Pilgrim," Coming Soon to Netflix The series reunites the cast from the cult favorite film "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."
[via press release from Netflix]
ALL-NEW ANIME SERIES BASED ON "SCOTT PILGRIM," COMING SOON TO NETFLIX
ORIGINAL CAST OF 2010 CULT FILM RETURNS TO VOICE INCLUDING
MICHAEL CERA AND MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD;
SATYA BHABHA, KIERAN CULKIN, CHRIS EVANS, ANNA KENDRICK,
BRIE LARSON, ALISON PILL, AUBREY PLAZA, BRANDON ROUTH,
JASON SCHWARTZMAN, JOHNNY SIMMONS,
MARK WEBBER, MAE WHITMAN AND ELLEN WONG
Author and Artist of Graphic Novels Bryan Lee O'Malley and
BenDavid Grabinski Serve as Executive Producers, Writers and Showrunners
Original Film's Director/Co-Writer/Producer Edgar Wright to Executive Produce
Science SARU Serves as Animation Studio with
Executive Producer Eunyoung Choi and Director Abel Gongora
Production Studio is UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
Visit Tudum.com for an interview with Executive Producers.
Today, Netflix and UCP confirmed an all-new anime series based on SCOTT PILGRIM (official title to be announced), coming soon to Netflix. Bryan Lee O'Malley, the author and artist of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, and BenDavid Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Happily) serve as executive producers/writers/showrunners. The original film's director, co-writer and producer Edgar Wright serves as executive producer. Award-winning animation house Science SARU serves as animation studio with executive producer Eunyoung Choi and director Abel Gongora.
"We're getting the band back together! Cera and Winstead, Bhabha, Culkin, Evans, Kendrick, Larson, Pill, Plaza, Routh, Schwartzman, Simmons, Webber, Whitman and Wong. A stellar cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And, with Science SARU leading the phenomenal animation, we couldn't ask for a better team for this adventure," said Bryan Lee O'Malley and BenDavid Grabinski. "We can't wait for fans and newcomers alike to see what we and our partners at Science SARU have been cooking up. It's going to be a wild ride."
Executive Producer Edgar Wright added, "One of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim. Since the film's release in 2010 we've done Q&A's, 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."
"It's official: we've been obsessed with Scott Pilgrim! This series has been a wild ride, full of fresh and thrilling experiences for everyone at Science SARU. Working with such amazing artists and animators under the visionary leadership of director Abel Gongora has been an absolute dream come true," said executive producer Eunyoung Choi. "Our team is over the moon about bringing the Scott Pilgrim world to life. We can hardly contain our excitement - this is going to be epic!"
Science SARU is a groundbreaking Japanese animation studio known for popular titles such as DEVILMAN crybaby (2018) and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (2020). Their recent fusions of Japanese tradition and cutting-edge direction, 2022's The Heike Story and Annie Awards nominee Inu-Oh, were met with international critical acclaim.
The series reunites the cast from the cult favorite film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World including:
· Michael Cera is SCOTT PILGRIM and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is RAMONA FLOWERS
· Satya Bhabha is MATTHEW PATEL
· Kieran Culkin is WALLACE WELLS
· Chris Evans is LUCAS LEE
· Anna Kendrick is STACEY PILGRIM
· Brie Larson is ENVY ADAMS
· Alison Pill is KIM PINE
· Aubrey Plaza is JULIE POWERS
· Brandon Routh is TODD INGRAM
· Jason Schwartzman is GIDEON GRAVES
· Johnny Simmons is YOUNG NEIL
· Mark Webber is STEPHEN STILLS
· Mae Whitman is ROXIE
· Ellen Wong is KNIVES CHAU
Additional voices to be announced. Additional series information is below:
· Genre: Animation
· Animation Studio: Science SARU (DEVILMAN crybaby, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, The Heike Story, Inu-Oh)
· Executive Producers/Writers/Co-Showrunners: Bryan Lee O'Malley and BenDavid Grabinski
· Executive Producers are: Marc Platt (Marc Platt Productions), Jared LeBoff (Marc Platt Productions), Adam Siegel (Marc Platt Productions); Michael Bacall; Edgar Wright (Complete Fiction), Nira Park (Complete Fiction); Eunyoung Choi (Science SARU)
· Director is: Abel Gongora (Science SARU)
· Original Songs by Anamanaguchi (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game); Score by Anamanaguchi (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game) and Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton)
· Studio: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group