Scott Pilgrim series enters anime universe on Netflix

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Bryan Lee O’Malley, the creator of Pilgrim, and BenDavid Grabinski are teaming up to develop an animated series Scott Pilgrim for Netflix.


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“Hello again, friend of a friend.” Scott pilgrim, the successful six-volume comic book series by artist-creator Bryan Lee O’Malley which debuted in 2006, was first adapted just over a decade ago with Edgar Wright Scott Pilgrim vs the world. While the 2010 adaptation did not perform well at the box office, it was well received by critics and gained significant following in the years following its release. Now, Scott pilgrim returns to the screen, but this time it’s an animated adaptation on Netflix.

In 2020, there were whispers from Wright that an animated Scott pilgrim the series was already in the works, but the pandemic then happened and fans haven’t heard anything about the adaptation for over a year. But now it looks like Wright’s dream is about to come true, with the showrunner behind the rebirth of Are you scared of the dark? at Nickelodeon, BenDavid Grabinski and Scott pilgrim artist-creator O’Malley just announced they are the writers and executive producer duo behind the new animated film Scott pilgrim series for Netflix.

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Although there is no serial order yet, an exclusive report in Hollywood journalist confirms that Netflix and UCP, the division of Universal Studio Group behind The Umbrella Academy and Chucky, develop an animated adaptation of the Oni Press series Scott pilgrim, which follows the eponymous character as he fights the Seven Villainous ex of Ramona Flowers. However, as Pilgrim takes on the challenges, things get more complicated for him thanks to his unresolved issues with his ex-girlfriend, Envy Adams, who is played by Brie Larson in Wright’s adaptation of the graphic novel.

Fans of Wright’s cult 2010 adaptation are still talking about it a decade later. In one of Larson’s first concerts as an actress, she stars as Envy Adams and steals the show with a cover of the song “Black Sheep”, originally performed by the band Metric. The omission of Larson’s version of “Black Sheep” from the film’s 22-song soundtrack has forced fans to search for it online, where the scene has racked up over 55 million views on Youtube.

Related: Brie Larson Is Back To The Charts Thanks To Scott Pilgrim’s Birthday


Scott Pilgrim vs the world
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And yes, Wright has his hand in the Netflix animated adaptation as well. Wright rose to fame for his interest in adaptation Scott pilgrim when he received a copy during his press tour for the years 2004 Shaun of the Dead, then dedicated two years of his life to Scott Pilgrim vs the world, in the place of The ant Man for Marvel Studios. In the decades since the film’s release, it has become increasingly popular with its fan base, and thanks to Wright’s incredible eye, the film has even influenced the future. Scott pilgrim comics by O’Malley. He is credited as an executive producer alongside O’Malley and Grabinski.

If the streaming service goes ahead with the Scott pilgrim animated series, Grabinski and O’Malley will also be the showrunners of the show, with Japanese anime production house Science SARU, known for Adventure time: food chain and Ping Pong: Animation, on tap for animation. The company’s Eunyoung Choi is listed as the show’s producer. Then the direction will go to the Spanish animator Abel Góngora, known for the short film “T0-B1” about a droid who dreams of being a Jedi of Star Wars: Visions.


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