In the early 2000s, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (directed by Edgar Wright) was one of the most interesting comic book adaptations. Based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the film was a clever mixture of video game-style narrative elements, campy aesthetics and indie rock music.
However, the film did not win over audiences at the time, failing to make back its $85 million production budget. Nowadays its considered a cult classic, and over a decade later Netflix has decided it’s time to revive Scott and his friends in the form of an animated series.
Here’s everything we know about Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.
When does Scott Pilgrim Takes Off release?
The animated series will premiere on Netflix globally on Friday, 17 November 2023, with an eight-episode season.
You can sign up on the Netflix website, with prices starting from $6.99/$4.99 per month.
What is the plot of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off?
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 Amazon Freevee in the UK) 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. However, his heart is stolen by Ramona Flowers, an American Amazon delivery girl.
In order to date Ramona, he must first defeat her seven evil exes. In his deadly battles, Scott is supported by his younger sister Stacey, his cool roommate Wallace Wells, and his friends from the band.
As this is a series, it may go more in depth to some stories from the graphic novel that the movie didn’t manage to cover.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off trailers
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:
In the official trailer for the series, Scott sets out to conquer the world and the heart of Ramona Flowers:
Who is starring in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off?
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.
Here is the 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. The series is directed by Abel Gongora and animated by Science SARU.