The animated series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off has been one of the most popular shows on Netflix since it came out on the streaming service this month. Edgar Wright has also managed to squeeze in cameos for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, his two regular collaborators.
The new series is a fresh project that sees original creators Bryan Lee O’Malley and Wright come together with the original cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, who all reprise their characters from the movie.
With Nick and Frost also on board, even in a limited capacity, the series is dripping in Wright collaborators. The pair had previously worked with the director on the Cornetto Trilogy, which includes Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.
In ‘Whatever’, episode four of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Pegg and Frost make appearances as two security guards for the production of the film ‘Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life’. The duo even rock up with a Cornetto ice cream in hand.
The Netflix synopsis for the series reads, “Prepare for an all-new Scott Pilgrim adventure and explore the love story of Scott and Ramona. SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF and delves deeper into characters you love. Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, and discovers he must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her.”
It continues, “But this time, things get even more complicated. Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF revisits and reimagines the beloved cult classic, taking Ramona Flowers, her evil exes, Scott, and his friends off on a mysterious new action-packed journey to find love.”
Check out the trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.