Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation is something a fan of the series would want to see. After all, a live-action adaptation is the only thing that we need to see from the series. The game has an anime movie, a manga, a notorious PlayStation 2 game, and of course, a soundtrack album. Finally, after decades of waiting, Cowboy Bebop will finally have a live-action adaptation. There is only one catch: it would be produced by Netflix.
The announcement was made by Twitter @NXOnNetflix with a video captioned with “Guess it’s time to announce that Cowboy Bebop, the live-action series, is heading to
@Netflix.” The video then played with a small countdown appeared before we see the customary “Let’s Jam.”
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 28, 2018
The live action adaptation will not be a movie, unlike what we expect it to be in 2009 when Sunrise and Twentieth Century Fox announced that they would be working together to produce the live-action adaptation of the anime. The TV Series will be produced by Netflix and is expected to have ten episodes. The live adaptation was reported to have started filming last year, so we might the a release date next year.
Some of the original people who worked in the anime is reported to also be working in Netflix’ live adaptation. These people are Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki from Sunrise. They are credited as producers along with Tomorrow Studio’s Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. The first episode of the adaptation is credited to Chris Yost, who worked in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
The cast is not yet released, but we might not count Keanu Reeves in the credit list. He said last 2013 that the live-action adaptation of the series “does not look like it is going to happen with me in it.” Although there’s no reason to believe that he cannot pull off a Spike Spiegel, its about time we rest the case.