Netflix has ordered the planned live action adaptation of the iconic anime series "Cowboy Bebop" Variety has learned.
The series is described as the jazz-inspired story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed, a band of bounty hunters fleeing their pasts while chasing the most dangerous of the solar system. criminals They will even save the world for the right price.
The series, which comes from Tomorrow Studios, has been in development since last year. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes.
Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the original anime, will serve as a consultant on the project. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will be the executive producers. Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki and Shin Sasaki from Sunrise Inc., the studio behind the original series, will also be executive producer along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow Studios, Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg. The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix managing physical production.
"Cowboy Bebop" proved to be a great commercial and critical success, despite the fact that the entire television series consists of only 26 episodes. He has inspired two manga series and an anime movie, the latter launched in the USA. UU In 2003
The announcement comes when Netflix has been pushing more and more into the space of the anime, and the transmitter has requested several original anime programs, including one based on "Pacific Rim". Last year, Netflix released a live action adaptation of the manga "Death Note," starring Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield and Margaret Qualley.
This is also the last instance of Netflix that adapts an animated series to a series of live action. In September, it was announced that a live action series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" was in the works of Netflix with the original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko on board as showrunners.