Netflix announced that one of the most classic and well-known anime of all-time, Cowboy Bebop, will be receiving a live-action television adaptation! The show will be produced by Tomorrow Studios with original anime creator and director Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative consultant. Attached to write the script is Chris Yost who previously wrote The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok and fan favorite Star Wars Rebels.
Yost’s role is to pen the “first ten episodes” which indicates that there may be more episodes than the original ten that are slated. Although this is just an assumption as no official word has been given by Netflix as of this time in regards to how many seasons there will be of the show.
Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this as Netflix originally announced the series back in 2017.
No word on if Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts or even Steve Conte (Call me call me, Words that we couldn’t say). While Netflix has stated they will be using Jazz that sounds similar to the anime. Seriously, this isn’t even a question. The music from Cowboy Bebop has a huge part of the show. Having either of them on this new project is a must, there’s no other way around this.
Netflix made the announcement on one of their official Twitter accounts which you can see below:
MyAnimeList.net describes Cowboy Bebop as follows:
In the year 2071, humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the solar system leaving the now uninhabitable surface of planet Earth behind. The Inter Solar System Police attempts to keep peace in the galaxy, aided in part by outlaw bounty hunters, referred to as “Cowboys.” The ragtag team aboard the spaceship Bebop are two such individuals.
Mellow and carefree Spike Spiegel is balanced by his boisterous, pragmatic partner Jet Black as the pair makes a living chasing bounties and collecting rewards. Thrown off course by the addition of new members that they meet in their travels—Ein, a genetically engineered, highly intelligent Welsh Corgi; femme fatale Faye Valentine, an enigmatic trickster with memory loss; and the strange computer whiz kid Edward Wong—the crew embarks on thrilling adventures that unravel each member’s dark and mysterious past little by little.
Well-balanced with high density action and light-hearted comedy, Cowboy Bebop is a space Western classic and an homage to the smooth and improvised music it is named after.
Let’s hope this series sees the light of day, unlike the 2009 feature film that was set to star Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel! Somewhere in a location unknown, it has been told as legend, that the script for the Cowboy Bebop movie is still being rewritten.