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“Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” anime series creators Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski say you shouldn’t expect a second season of their highly acclaimed Netflix series.

Blending the best elements of both the comics and Edgar Wright’s 2010 live-action film adaptation “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” the eight-episode American-Canadian-Japanese anime series offers an expanded narrative and new take on the material.

The show has received favorable reviews with a 98% (8.2/10) critics score on Rotten Tomatoes along with an 87% (4.4/5) from audiences. Clocking in at eight episodes, it seems designed as a one-and-done, and that’s certainly the case according to the producers.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, O’Malley says it’s “self-contained for now” but goes on to explain they put so much into it that’s there’s no gas left in the tank:

“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.

People are always complaining about how shows get cancelled after one season. So we hedged our bets immediately, and tried to make a self-contained one season.”

Grabinski concurred, saying: “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.”

All the cast from the live-action film return to voice their characters in this including Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Scott and Ramona, to Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong, Johnny Simmons, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Julian Cihi and more.

“Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” is now on Netflix.

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