Recently, Netflix has been revealing massive plans concerning new live-action and animated content for the streaming service. They are developing animated projects based on the Roald Dahl novels, Pacific Rim, and their own series Altered Carbon. Well, they’re not stopping there.
It was announced a couple days ago that they would be bringing the Neon Genesis Evangelion series and movies to the western streaming series, which is a huge get for them. Along with a new animated series focused on the iconic Japanese hero Ultraman.
They’ve also confirmed plans to make their live-action Cowboy Bebop series. Our friends at DiscussingFilm had previously reported that Netflix is expected to begin filming their live-action Cowboy Bebop series around April of next year. They first reported that Netflix had nabbed the project.
Here is the official press release which gives some details concerning the project include that it will consist of 10-episodes.
- 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 rag-tag 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.
- Episodes: 10
- Co-Production: Netflix and Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios). Netflix will handle physical production.
- Showrunners / Executive Producers: Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio
- Executive Producers: Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer, Good Behavior); Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg.
- Writer/Executive Producer: Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) will write the first episode.
- Consultant: Shinichiro Watanabe (director of the original anime)
Below are the announcement trailers for Cowboy Bebop, Ultraman, and Neon Genesis Evangelion via Netflix.
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