News News TV | Written by Laura Potier 10/01/2022

SCOTT PILGRIM Anime Series In The Works

Scott Pilgrim is making its way back to the screen as a planned anime series courtesy of Netflix and UCP (the same people behind The Umbrella Academy and Chucky), reveals The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive. Originally a hit graphic novel series created by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim later gained further recognition after Edgar Wright's 2010 film adaptation garnered an impressive and dedicated cult following – this despite Bob-ombing at the box office.

Part action fantasy, part romantic-comedy, Scott Pilgrim centres on the titular character and slacker musician (played by Michael Cera), as he attempts to win a competition to receive a record deal while also battling the seven evil exes of his love interest Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The impressive cast also included future MCU heavy-hitters Chris Evans and Brie Larson, and Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza and Mae Whitman.

O'Malley is writing and executive producing the series with BenDavid Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) and, should the project receive a series order, would serve as showrunners. Wright and producing partner Nira Park would also receive executive producer credits, along with the Marc Platt Productions team and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's co-writer Michael Bacall.

Fingers crossed it gets picked up, then!