Netflix has been making some really big announcements regarding several anime series, which definitely pleased the fans. The biggest one was probably their Evangelion one. It has been confirmed that the anime will be available on Netflix and it has attracted the interest of the fans. Netflix made another announcement and it was also related to a classic anime.
The anime that was the focus of their announce was Cowboy Bebop. Netflix announced that they are producing a live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop. It will be a ten episode long series. Variety has reported that the series has been in the works last year.
Here is how Netflix describes the 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.
The series is being co-produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. Netflix is handling physical production. Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) is going to write the first episode, and he is also credited as executive producer.
Shinichiro Watanabe had his say on the proposed live-action film adaptation of Cowboy Bebop in 2014. He said, “I’m afraid I don’t know what they’re thinking in Hollywood. Apparently the project hasn’t come to a stop but I don’t know how it’s going to progress from here on. I hear that there are a lot of ‘Hollywood’ problems.”
Watanabe also said that he had no interest in a Cowboy Bebop sequel. He said, “I thought I could do better [than] last time. If I feel that way, I might make more but I don’t know when that would happen.”
A lot of people are speculating that Keanu Reeves might be a part of the live-action adaptation.