Deadline reported on November 20 that Scott Pilgrim Takes Off — Netflix, Universal Studio Group’s Universal Content Productions’ (UCP), and Science SARU‘s anime series of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series — has no plans for a second season. O’Malley and executive producer BenDavid Grabinski stated in an interview with Rolling Stone that the show is “self-contained for now.”
O’Malley further stated that “People are always complaining about how shows get canceled after one season. So we hedged our bets immediately, and tried to make a self-contained one season.”
The series premiered on Netflix on November 17.
The cast from the 2010 live-action Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film adaptation returned for the anime, and it includes:
Julian Cihi voices the Katayanagi Twins (Kyle and Ken).
O’Malley wrote the project and served as executive producer with Grabinski (new Are You Afraid of the Dark? series). O’Malley and Grabinski are also the showrunners. Japan’s Science SARU (DEVILMAN crybaby, The Heike Story, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) animated the project with its CEO Eunyoung Choi as producer and Abel Góngora (Star Wars: Visions‘ “TO-B1”) as director.
Edgar Wright, the director and co-writer of the 2010 live-action film adaptation, is an executive producer with his producing partner Nira Park, the film’s co-writer Michael Bacall, and Marc Platt Productions‘ Marc Platt, Jared Leboff, and Adam Seigel.
Scott Pilgrim is the story of a 20-something Toronto indie rocker’s adventures in getting and keeping jobs, avoiding being kicked out of his apartment, and surviving encounters with the seven evil exes of the new girl in town on whom he has a crush.
O’Malley published the original Harvey Award-winning, manga-influenced Scott Pilgrim graphical novel series from 2004 to 2010. The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film opened in 2010, and it spawned the “Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation” short from Titmouse that same year. Ubisoft Montreal also developed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game in 2010.
Sources: Deadline (Armando Tinoco), Rolling Stone (Alan Sepinwall)