Cowboy Bebop is coming back in a big way. Deadline reports Netflix has ordered a live-action remake of the anime TV show.
The original series debuted in Japan in 1998 and follows “a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.” The show has spawned at least two manga series, video games, and an anime film.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Cowboy Bebop. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
Read more info below:
NETFLIX ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE ACTION SERIES “COWBOY BEBOP” BASED ON THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world… for the right price.
Co-Production: Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios). Netflix will handle physical production.
Showrunners / Executive Producers: Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio
Executive Producers: Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer, Good Behavior); Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg.
Writer/Executive Producer: Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) will write the first episode.
Consultant: Shinichiro Watanabe (director of the original anime).”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Cowboy Bebop anime? Will you watch the Netflix series?