Cowboy Bebop is back! Netflix will adapt the cult classic anime as a 10-episode live-action series. Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the original anime, will serve as consultant on the series.
According to the series synopsis,
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.
The live-action Cowboy Bebop series hails from executive producer Christopher Yost, who will also pen the first episode. Yost joins fellow showrunners Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios; Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; and Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg will also executive produce.
Originally released in 1998, the futuristic sci-fi series followed a group of bounty hunters known as Cowboys and their strange adventures in space as they attempted to catch various criminals. In the U.S., the show primarily aired in the early '00s on Adult Swim and helped to shape what would later be a huge wave of fandom for anime. The series often had very adult-themed content in it.
Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop series does not yet have a release date.