The Unlikely Return of ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ for Season 2
The History of Scott Pilgrim
The cult classic status of “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” has built up a loyal fan base even though its box office was a bomb. The serialization of the Scott Pilgrim comic began in 2004, making it beloved among fans. With this success, the movie adaptation was released in 2010, further cementing its status as a cult classic, especially among action comedies of the 21st century.
With the anime adaptation of the series, Bryan Lee O’Malley, the creator and illustrator of the Scott Pilgrim comic, returned to bring the new animated series to life. Fans were excited with the return of practically every actor from the original cast to reprise their roles. This series was animated by the Japanese-based studio Science SARU, sparking even more anticipation.
Has ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ been renewed for a second season?
As of now, Netflix has yet to renew the series. However, it did reach 3rd place in the United States’ top ten when it was first released, dropping down to tenth place shortly afterward. While not yet entering the global top ten, the series has gained viewership in 36 countries.
Unlikelihood of a Second Season
Despite the series’ popularity, a second season seems highly unlikely. The story has taken a unique direction, focusing on Scott’s loss to Matthew Patel and Ramona Flowers’s journey in most of the series. A big plot twist reveals that the person who made Scott disappear was his future self, leads to a showdown with his older self.
The Finale and Sequel Foundation
The series finale sets up a potential sequel, with Gideon ominously stating, “It’s time for the real game to begin.” However, Bryan Lee O’Malley has already clarified that the post-ending credit scene with Gideon was just a poke at the post-credit ending scenes trend seen in other superhero franchises.
In conclusion, the unlikely return of ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ for Season 2 seems to be determined by the lack of renewal by Netflix and the fact that the story seems to have ended with the conclusion of its first season.