Netflix has announced the Scott Pilgrim anime series is officially happening – and its entire cast will return to reprise their roles.
The new anime series is based on the original Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and will be produced and animated by studio Science SARU, known for a few Crayon Shin-chan films, the Space Dandy series, and the very excellent film Night Is Short, Walk On Girl.
The cast includes: Michael Cera as Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Johnny Simmons as young Neil, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau and of course Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman and Mae Whitman as the Evil Exes.
“They’ve all gone on to do incredible things, but to me, they’re family,” Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley said of the cast.
O’Malley added, “Everyone is putting their heart and soul into this thing and we’re having the most fun making it. It’s hilarious. It’s emotional. It’s visually stunning. The action scenes will blow your mind. And there might be a few surprises along the way.”
The original live-action film was directed by Edgar Wright and went on to influence lots of young women. Wright is serving as an executive producer on the series.
He noted bringing in the entire original cast was a no-brainer:
“Luckily, the Scott Pilgrim cast became a close-knit family and friendships were forged for life,” he said. “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.”
Lastly, the new series will feature music by Anamanaguchi, the same chiptune band that did music for the fan-favorite video game Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.