Call it “Scott Pilgrim’s Streaming Second Life.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and UCP are partnering for an anime adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series. Originally published by Oni Press from 2004 and 2010, it told the tale of a layabout twentysomething living in Toronto whose world changes when an American delivery girl discovers his mind offers a great shortcut around town. While fighting her evil exes, he and his band also battle to reign supreme in the indie rock scene and, maybe, get signed to a label.
The series previously served as the basis for Edgar Wright‘s feature film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
O’Malley will write and serve as an executive producer alongside BenDavid Grabinski. Science SARU will produce the animation with Abel Gongora directing and Eunyoung Choi producing. Wright is also onboard as an executive producer, as are Nira Park, Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff, Adam Seigel, and Pilgrim feature co-writer Michael Bacall.
Curiously, though, THR notes that Netflix has not yet ordered the program to series, which suggests a pilot will be produced to prove it can be made at a budget and still contain the imagination of O’Malley’s original series. Nevertheless, it is hoped the quality will win out and Netflix hands down a proper series order soon.