Ramona Flowers Doesn't Work for Amazon in the New 'Scott Pilgrim' Series
Netflix didn't want Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character working for its competitor
Published Sep 15, 2023Netflix's highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim anime series takes off this November with its original cast members returning to voice their characters from the 2010 film adaptation of the graphic novel series (including Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, and many more).
The one aspect they've left in the dust, however? Amazon. In both Bryan Lee O'Malley's original graphic novels and the film adaptation, Ramona Flowers worked as an Amazon courier, delivering packages all over Toronto on her roller skates.
Co-showrunner and executive producer BenDavid Grabinski told Entertainment Weekly that, when it came time to write Ramona's occupation into the anime series, Netflix definitely wouldn't take mentioning its rival (or the devil incarnate himself, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos) lightly.
Eventually, the team decided to have Ramona Flowers's character deliver DVDs for Netflix instead. However, according to Grabinski, even that change was met with a bit of pushback, seeing as the massive streaming company faced disappointment from its users earlier this year after ending its DVD mailing service in the US.
Grabinski told Entertainment Weekly, "When we first sent it in [to Netflix], someone said, 'Well, we don't know if we can clear that through legal.' I was like, 'Are you kidding me? You cannot do this joke that she delivers DVDs for Netflix? Come on, you're Netflix! Figure it out!"
You can catch Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off on November 17, roller skating and delivering DVDs for Netflix all over Toronto.