Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was practically made to be an anime series. Sure, the cartoony graphic novel was adapted into an amazing (tied for my favorite movie ever) 2010 live-action movie directed by Edgar Wright, but Netflix’s Scott Pilgrim Takes Off looks absolutely perfect! Scott’s dating a teenager! Toast makes you gain weight! Let’s go!
The series brings back all of the actors from the 2010 movie to provide the voices, which makes sense when you consider it’s a beloved favorite. The chaotic video game style of the source material is captured, as well, based on what we’re seeing from Netflix’s new teaser.
O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) co-showrun the series, with Wright aboard as an exec-producer and Abel Gongora (Star Wars: Visions) directing. Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, and Ellen Wong are all back voicing their characters from the movie.
Here’s the synopsis: Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, but learns he must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her. Then things get even more complicated. Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off hits Netflix on November 17th with eight total episodes.