Hey there, space cowboy… guess what’s back?
Netflix, alongside Tomorrow Studios, have given the go-ahead for a brand new, live-action Cowboy Bebop series.
Not much is know about how they plan to do this yet, but we do know the first order is for 10-episodes – though the length of each is currently unknown.
And for those worried about how the series may pan out, they’ll be pleased to know Shinichiro Watanabe, the creator of the original anime, is on board to consult.
The original series which aired in 1998 and was written by Cain Kuga was hugely popular, with many considering it one of the greatest successes within the anime genre.
Netflix describes Cowboy Bebop as “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.”
Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio are on board as showrunners/executive producers, while Christopher Yost – who wrote Thor: Ragnarok – will pen the first episode of the series alongside his executive producing duties.
The original series only ran for 26 episodes, but has earned its place in the hearts and minds of anime fans everywhere.
A revival of Cowboy Bebop has been in the works for years, with a series by Amazon Studios and a film starring Keanu Reeves both failing to make it to the finishing line, but we’re glad it’s finally landed at Netflix.
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