Netflix Developing Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series

Netflix is really working on cornering the anime market.  In a week that has seen the streaming service giant expand its anime library with iconic animes like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ultraman, yet another announcement has been regarding an anime that many consider to be a masterpiece.  Through their new Netflix category NX‘s twitter account, they announced plans to bring Cowboy Bebop to Netflix.  Except, it’ll be a live-action series.

Shortly after making this announcement, Netflix also revealed that:

Naturally, the community has been a bit divided in regards to this live-action Cowboy Bebop series.  With some excited to have Cowboy Bebop in Netflix‘s hands.  Meanwhile, there are those who hate this idea based on Netflix’s last live-action anime venture (Looking at you Death Note.).  That being said, bringing in the original creator of Cowboy Bebop, Shinichiro Watanabe, to consult is a major step in the right direction. Although, there are plenty of details to be revealed before faith is ultimately restored, like who will play the beloved dog Ein.  

The twenty-six episodes (“sessions”) of the series are set in the year 2071, and follow the lives of a bounty hunter crew traveling in their spaceship called the Bebop.

The series doesn’t have a specific release date, as of yet, but on the Netflix site it’s slated 2020 as the year of release.    

While we wait for more information to surface, catch up on the series on Hulu, FunimationNow, or CrunchyRoll.  If you don’t have time for that, you could just listen to the greatest opening theme in anime, nay TV history.

As more news about Netflix‘s Cowboy Bebop live-action series is revealed, we’ll have it here on Cinelinx!