Netflix and Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group, have teamed up for an anime series based on Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series . Science SARU’s Eunyoung Choi will produce and Abel Gongora will direct the series.
O’Malley will write and produce the show alongside BenDavid Grabinski (new Are You Afraid of the Dark? series).
Edgar Wright, the director of the 2010 film adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, would executive produce alongside Nira Park, Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff, and Adam Seigel of Marc Platt Productions as well as Michael Bacall.
Netflix declined to comment on the matter.
Wright had hinted in 2020 that there were “some plans to revisit the material in an animated way. […] We’ve been talking with Bryan and with Jared for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.”
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will be returning to theaters to celebrate its tenth anniversary along with a 4K UHD Blu-Ray rerelease of the movie.
O’Malley published the original Harvey Award-winning, manga-influenced Scott Pilgrim graphical novel series from 2004 to 2010. The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film opened in 2010, and it spawned the “Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation” short from Titmouse that same year. Ubisoft Montreal also developed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game in 2010.
Hollywood Reporter described Scott Pilgrim’s story as:
Part action fantasy, part romantic comedy, Pilgrim centered on the titular slacker and in a garage band named Sex Bob-omb with his friends. His life is turned upside down when he meets Ramona Flowers, an American girl who is recently single. But before their love can blossom, Pilgrim finds himself challenged by his love’s seven previous relationships, and must defeat them in over-the-top fashion.