Netflix Producing Live-Action Adaptation Of Beloved ’90s Anime ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode live-action adaptation of beloved anime Cowboy Bebop, almost exactly 20 years after it first aired in 1998.

Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the original 26-episode anime and the follow-up film Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, will serve as a consultant, Variety reports. Thor: Ragnarok writer Christopher Yost will write the first episode and executive produce the series.

Cowboy Bebop is a Western noir sci-fi set in 2071. It follows protagonist Spike Spiegel and his eclectic bunch of bounty hunters, with each episode focusing on a different musical theme. The series immediately garnered a cult following after its premiere in the ’90s, becoming the first anime to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. It has been lauded as a “gateway series” for Japanese animation as a whole.

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