If you were hoping for a second season of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off on Netflix, you might want to temper your expectations. According to creators Bryan Lee O'Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, they're "not working on it."
The animated show has been enjoying tons of success since its November 17 debut on the streamer, scoring a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with critics and igniting social media chatter around itself, the original comic book, and even the 2010 live-action movie directed by Edgar Wright. However, that hasn't automatically made the creatives behind it start developing a second season. In fact, it may never happen.
During an interview for Rolling Stone, O'Malley and Grabinski explained why the show happened, how they approached it, and finally, whether they want to tackle a second season at some point or not. It's a great read if you've enjoyed the series and love past iterations of the story, but here we're focusing on what they said about the self-contained pack of episodes. O'Malley said: "It’s self-contained for now. We loved what we did. We put it all in there. We don’t have any ideas lying on the floor. We pretty much put them all in. I never say never, but right now, it seems like it would take about 50 different miracles simultaneously for another season to happen. So we’ll see." Indeed, getting the entire cast from the live-action movie back together to voice their characters in a new adaptation-retelling was kind of miraculous already, and then there's the question of where the story could even go while feeling meaningful and true to the original.
Grabinski, on the other hand, underlined how they're not fully closing the door on it, as the fact this show happened in the first place was a huge surprise, but he sounds ready to move on too: "We’re not working on it. We have no official ideas. We put everything we had into this, and we think it has a really great ending that we’re proud of. I don’t make any plans in general. Maybe some day one of us will text each other an idea that’s really great for a Season Two. But for now, my entire brain and heart is in this thing, and just getting it out into the world." In the age of endless franchises and half-baked revivals, maybe it's okay to let some stories rest for good.
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