Last year we found out that a TV series based on the hit Japanese anime Cowboy Bebop was being developed. Now that adaptation has found itself a home.
It’s been announced that the series will be coming to Netflix, a co-production between the streaming service and Tomorrow Studios. You can find more information on the project and who’s involved below.
Here is Netflix‘s description of their Cowboy Bebop series:
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.
Handling showrunner and executive producer duties is Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio. All four created the TV show Zoo and are producing the upcoming series based on the 2000 John Cusack movie High Fidelity, which Rosenberg co-wrote. Nemec and Appelbaum also worked on the screenplays for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol as well as 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Pinkner and Rosenberg’s other credits include working on the screenplays for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Venom.
Also executive producing is Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok writer Christopher Yost, who is set to pen the script for the first episode.
Other executive producers include Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (Snowpiercer, Good Behavior) of Tomorrow Studios; Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc; and Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg.
Consulting on Cowboy Bebop is Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the anime it’s based on.
The first season of the series will consist of 10 episodes, but no release window has been announced yet.