Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, the new animated Netflix series based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, just released another trailer ahead of its upcoming November release. The trailer showcases the kinetic animation and some of the voice cast, which includes the likes of Michael Cera in the titular role and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers.
Netflix has released the full trailer for the upcoming anime Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.
The series will be re-telling some of the story covered in the novels and the 2010 film, along with some additional elements that expand the Scott Pilgrim universe.
The series was able to bring back the entire cast from the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which saw Scott falling in love with the enigmatic Ramona Flowers, only to learn that he must battle her seven evil exes first.
The returning cast includes the aforementioned Michael Cera as Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, along with Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Mae Whitman as Roxie Richter, and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau.
Julian Cihi was announced as the voice of the Katayanagi Twins, who were portrayed in non-speaking roles by Shota and Keita Saito in the 2010 film.
Edgar Wright and Michael Bacall, who respectively directed and wrote the 2010 film, also return as executive producers. Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley also serves as an executive producer and co-showrunner with BenDavid Grabinski. Science Saru handles the animation for the series, while Joseph Trapanese serves as composer, and Anamanaguchi provides songs for the series.
While the 2010 film was by no means a runaway box office hit, it has developed quite a large cult following in the years since.
It will be interesting to see how Scott Pilgrim Takes Off differs from the beloved 2010 movie. While it seems to at least recap many of the events from that film, details of where the plot might go are being kept under wraps. If the show ends up being successful and getting a second season, we could maybe see even more from the universe of Scott Pilgrim in the future.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will look to continue Netflix’s hot streak of quality animated projects, with the recently released Castlevania: Nocturne premiering to rave reviews and quickly getting the green light for a second season.
Recent reports indicate that Netflix also has scheduled a winter 2024 release date for the second season of its critically acclaimed League of Legends adaptation, Arcane. The streamer is quickly building a respectable catalog of anime originals that receive both great reviews and high viewership numbers.
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It remains to be seen if Scott Pilgrim Takes Off can be added to that list of quality animated series, but the fact the series got the old team back together is certainly a good sign. While the 2010 film was by no means a runaway box office hit, it has developed quite a large cult following in the years since. There will likely be plenty of that following tuning in when the series premieres on November 17.