2010’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ has long become a cult favorite despite failing to land at the box office. Directed by Edgar Wright, the adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Oni Press graphic novel series boasted a stellar young cast including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Brie Larson, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman and Alison Pill.

Now, though, Wright is executive producing a new animated adaptation of O’Malley’s work, with O’Malley and Ben David Grabinski as executive producers, writers and showrunners, with Science SARU as the animation studio bringing it all to life.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

"An epic of epic epicness."
PG-131 hr 53 minAug 13th, 2010
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Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim in director Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.'

Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim in director Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.'

What’s the story of ‘Scott Pilgrim’?

The new series looks to be a new adaptation of O’Malley’s original books, which chronicle how slacker Scott (Cera) goes from dating the enthusiastic Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) to becoming obsessed with the cool courier Ramona Flowers (Winstead).

Trouble is, when Scott starts dating Ramona, he learns he’ll also have to battle her seven evil ex-boyfriends to unlock the power of love and truly win her heart. You know: that old boy-meets-girl-boy-fights-exes-learns-life-lessons story.

Set in “the magical land of Toronto”, the story also brings in garage bands (since Scott plays with a scruffy local outfit called ‘Sex Bob-Om’, crazy video game references and dueling musical acts. Part of Scott’s problem is that he also has an ex, Envy Adams (Larson), who has since gone on to become a huge rockstar.

The voice cast of ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime Series.

The voice cast of ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime Series.

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Who else will lend their voices to the series?

Evans will be Lucas Lee, one of the exes, while Routh plays Todd Ingram, Envy’s new boyfriend and bandmate. Plaza is aboard as Scott’s sweary nemesis Julie Powers, while Anna Kendrick is his sister, Stacey. Schwartzman, meanwhile, is calculating ultimate evil ex Gideon Graves.

Fellow Sex Bob-Om bandmates include Young Neil (Johnny Simmons), Stephen Stills (Mark Webber) and Kim Pine (Pill).

Here’s what Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski had to say about the new series:

“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. 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.”

And Edgar Wright adds,

“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.”

The film was bursting with visual imagination and geeky puns, but the series promises to be even wilder given the advantages of animation. Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the show.

Chris Evans as Lucas Lee in director Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.'

Chris Evans as Lucas Lee in director Edgar Wright's 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.'

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