Netflix has released the first trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, its upcoming anime sequel to 2010’s cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. The World which was based on the graphic novel series from creator Bryan Lee O’Malley.
The animated series will debut on Netflix on November 17.
The eight-part series will be animated by Tokyo-based animation studio Science Saru and executive produced by the original film’s director Edgar Wright. Science Saru does impressive work, and has previously contributed to major global properties including Adventure Time, Shin Chan, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, and DEVILMAN crybaby.
- The animated series is written and executive produced by O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, with music by Anamanaguchi and Joseph Trapanese.
- Voice casting includes a roster of returning A-listers from the 2010 feature including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Satya Bhabha, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, Ellen Wong, and Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim.
- When the show was announced back in March, O’Malley said, “They’ve all gone on to do incredible things, but to me, they’re family. There — to this day — is still a group email with the entire cast on it, that’s been going since 2010. I was happy to be able to reach out to everyone with the news that we had finally come up with a way to continue the adventure. Seeing (and hearing) everyone come back to their roles has been a true pleasure.”
- Wright added: “I knew that a live-action sequel was unlikely, but I would usually defer by suggesting that perhaps an anime adaptation was an interesting way to go. And then, lo and behold, one day Netflix got in touch to ask about this exact idea. But even better, our brilliant creator Bryan Lee O’Malley had an idea that was way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation of the original books.