Another Live-Action Anime Series
Cowboy Bebop is getting a live-action series on Netflix, with the anime’s creator Shinichiro Watanabe consulting. Don’t believe me? Here is proof…
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 28, 2018
Perhaps it will surprise us. The first live-action Cowboy Bebop Netflix episode will be written by Christopher Yost, who is known for the one who penned Thor: Ragnarok. The streaming service has greenlit a show based on the original 1998 Japanese animated series.
Here’s the official description from Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
We are hopeful at Geek Impulse that this will be successful. In the mid 2000’s Keanu Reeves was attached to a live-action movie adaptation as protagonist Spike Spiegel, but it never got off the ground because of he cost. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook.