Netflix has announced another adaptation coming to their streaming service. This time they have decided to go with the renowned 1998 anime, Cowboy Bebop. The streaming giant will be co-producing the 10 episode first season with Tomorrow Studios, however, no release date has been dropped yet.
Netflix said 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.” The original Cowboy Bebop went for 26 episodes and is a must-watch series for serious anime fans. It’s known for it’s unique blend of western and noir influences, and has a fantastic jazz soundtrack.
While this announcement was originally hinted at last year, this is the first official announcement from Netflix regarding the adaptation. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol‘s co-writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will join Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Venom co-writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner as showrunners. Thor writer, Christopher Yost, is set to write the first episode, and thankfully, Shinichiro Watanabe, the original anime’s director, will be consulting on the project.
This is just another display of Netflix’s drive to cater to their anime viewers around the world, and they couldn’t have picked a better anime. On top of that exciting news, Netflix also announced it had acquired rights to another phenomenal anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion!! One can only hope this live-action adaptation will fair better than their attempt at Death Note.