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Netflix to develop Scott Pilgrim anime series

The popular graphic novel series created by Bryan Lee O'Malley had been adapted into a 2010 film called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which starred Michael Cera.

Shilpa S
Jan 08, 2022
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From graphic novel pages and the big screen, Scott Pilgrim is set to make a stride into anime. It was announced that an anime series based on popular graphic novels is being developed by Netflix.

According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant will collaborate with UCP to develop the series. UCP is a part of the Universal Studio Group and has been involved in the development of popular shows such as The Umbrella Academy and Chucky.

The upcoming series will have Bryan Lee O'Malley as a writer and executive producer. O'Malley is the creator of the original Scott Pilgrim graphic novels which serve as the source material for the show. In addition to O'Malley, Ben-David Grabinski will also serve as the showrunner.

The series will not be the first time the popular character has been resurrected on screen. In 2010 a film based on the novel titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hit the big screens, which starred Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick and Brie Larson among others.

The film was directed by Edgar Wright. Some of the crew behind the 2010 film will also be involved in the development of the series, including Wright.

Scott Pilgrim is based on the titular protagonist, a young easy going man who spends his days jamming out with his friends as a part of their small garage band. His life takes a turn when he meets and falls in love with a young woman named Ramona Flowers. But his love story is threatened by Flowers’ seven ex-partners, whom Pilgrim must defeat in the name of love.

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