Netflix is at it again as far as making dreams come true for fans as it is set to bring a beloved animated series to life via live-action as its next major project.
It was announced on Wednesday that the streaming giant has greenlit Cowboy Bebop to join its lineup as a live-action series, which will be based on the original 1998 Japanese animated series. This news should delight fans of the hit series as their hopes were slightly crushed when it was previously reported last summer that a live action version was in the works, but without a distributor or series order.
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Netflix also released an official description of 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 ragtag 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.”
Cowboy Bebop has 10 episodes ordered so far for its debut season. In addition, Netflix has scored some pretty major players as showrunners to help this tremendous project get off the ground. Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), along with Jeff Pinkner (Fringe) and Scott Rosenberg (Knightfall) have all signed on.
Netflix isn’t planning to stray too far off the path with making sure the live-action does the original series justice. Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime,will serve as a consultant on the new series.
As far as who is set to write for the show, the streaming giant has nabbed Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) to pen the show’s first episode. On the acting side, no details have been released at this time about the cast.
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