Entertainment Writer, Tech AdvisorAUG 17, 2023 5:12 pm BST
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was one of the most unusual movies of the early 2000s. The film, directed by Edgar Wright and based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel, was indeed a postmodern work. First, the creators incorporated comic book and video game-style narrative elements into the film’s story. Then they dipped it in sarcastic humour, campy aesthetics, and indie rock music. This delightful mix should have conquered the viewers; however, that’s not what happened.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World bombed at the box office, despite excellent reviews from critics. Of course, it’s now considered a cult classic. Now, 13 years later, Netflix has decided it’s time to revive Scott and his friends as an animated series.
Here’s everything we know about Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off plot
As far as we know, the Netflix series isn’t a direct adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel but rather an animated reimagination of the 2010 film. While the series creators haven’t revealed many plot details, we assume the show will cover the same events as Edgar Wright’s movie.
For those who haven’t seen it (and if you haven’t you need to rectify that right away: it’s streaming on Prime Video, free for Prime subscribers) Scott Pilgrim is a neurotic 22-year-old bassist of the indie rock band called Sex Bob-Omb. He’s dating a 17-year-old girl named Knives Chau when his heart is stolen by Ramona Flowers, an American Amazon delivery girl. However, if he wants to date Ramona, he must first defeat her seven evil exes. In his deadly battles, Scott is supported by his younger sister Stacey, the cool roommate Wallace Wells, and his friends from the band.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Release Date
The animated series will premiere on Netflix globally on Friday, 17 November 2023, with an eight-episode season.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Trailer
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel is known for its distinctive visual style. Edgar Wright’s film also boasted a vivid aesthetic, heavily inspired by comics and video games. If you’re curious about how the Netflix series will look, take a look at its first teaser:
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Voice Cast
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World also became known for its many famous cast members. Interestingly, in the animated Netflix series, the original cast from the movie will reprise their roles!
Confirmed voice cast:
Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim
Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers
Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers
Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim
Brie Larson as Envy Adams
Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel
Chris Evans as Lucas Lee
Alison Pill as Kim Pine
Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram
Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves
Johnny Simmons as Young Neil
Mark Webber as Stephen Stills
Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter
Ellen Wong as Knives Chau
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off comes from co-showrunners and writers Bryan Lee O’Malley and Ben David Grabinski. O’Malley executive produce along with Edgar Wright, who directed the film from 2010. Series is directed by Abel Gongora and animated by Science SARU.
Weronika de Oliveira is a writer at Tech Advisor, and her primary focus is movies and streaming services. She is interested in film criticism and specializes in writing reviews, articles and news. Cinema has been close to her since childhood; however, she consistently cheats on films with TV series and secretly believes they are much more enjoyable.