It looks like Netflix isn’t just getting into the anime game as it was announced they would be developing a Pacific Rim anime series and an Altered Carbon anime feature film. But also adapting popular anime into live-action too.

Well, now there is a report from our pals DiscussingFilm that Netflix has nabbed the live-action Cowboy Bebop series adaptation based on the cult-favorite anime series which has been in development for a while now. Even longer, a live-action film that had been deemed too expensive to make by studios.

They also suggest that production on the series could begin as early as next April.


In the year 2071, the Solar System is linked by a network of hyperspace gateways. Police lose their grasp on crime and a bounty hunting system has been implemented. On an old fishing starship called the “Bebop,” a cool as Zen man of mystery, a macho former hard-boiled cop, a brash and fickle woman with a large debt, a whimsical whiz kid hacker and an unsuspecting Welsh Corgi band together to hunt bounty heads for a meager living. Unfortunately, they are some of the unluckiest people in the star system.

Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: Rebel’s Christopher Yost will be writing and producing the series, who seems like an excellent fit considering his previous work.

Cowboy Bebop fandom will certainly be closely eyeballing the casting. Netflix previously saw some heated backlash from The Witcher fans for some interesting choices they made with that fan-driven series starring Henry Cavill. It might be a little less nutty here considering the age of the anime series and how long it’s taken to get a live-action incarnation. Yet, fans will always have something to say about casting choices of their favorite characters.

Netflix has yet to announce or confirm this awesome news which means a drop date on the streaming service is currently up-in-the-air.


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