‘Scott Pilgrim’ anime series in the works at Netflix – The Hollywood Reporter

Sex Bob-omb warms up his guitars for a possible comeback.

Scott Pilgrim, the popular graphic novel series adapted into an Edgar Wright vehicle, is back on screen, this time as an anime series.

Netflix and UCP, the division of Universal Studio Group behind it The Umbrella Academy and Chucky, develop the brand new modification, which has no serial order yet.

Bryan Lee O’Malley, pilgrims artist-creator, co-writes and produces with BenDavid Grabinski, the showrunner behind the revival of Are you afraid of the dark? on Nickelodeon. The two will be showing the series as it continues, with anime house Science SARU on tap to provide the animation work. Eunyoung Choi, the sill of the company, is the producer and Abel Gongora the director of the series.

The band members from the 2010 movie are also on hand for the anime. Wright and producing partner Nira Park will receive exec producer credits, along with Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff and Adam Seigel of Marc Platt Productions, and Michael Bacall.

Part action fantasy, part romantic comedy, Pilgrim centered on the titular slacker living in Toronto and in a garage band called Sex Bob-Omb with his friends. His life is turned upside down when he meets Ramona Flowers, an American girl who is recently single. But before their love can blossom, Pilgrim is challenged by his love’s seven previous relationships, and must defeat them in an exaggerated way.

Six installments of the series were published by Oni Press between 2004 and 2010, with the graphic novels becoming not only indie comics hits, but also a publishing phenomenon that broke into the mainstream, selling millions of copies.

Wright adapted the works—he wrote the script with Bacall and directed—into one film titled ” Scott pilgrim against the world, the name of the second part, which stars Michael Cera as Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Flowers and a cast that includes Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman and Brie Larson. Though the expensive film generated strong reviews, it bombed upon release, becoming a cult hit over the following decade.

On some level, bringing the graphic novels into anime form is an acknowledgment of the Japanese roots of some of the graphic novels, as O’Malley’s major influence for his work has been several titles of manga, the Japanese comic book form.

Grabinsky also wrote and directed the 2021 dark romantic comedy Happy starring Joel McHale and Kerry Biche and looked at relationships and the jealousy they cause. He is represented by CAA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.

O’Malley is represented by Fourward.

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