Netflix has announced that it is producing a 10-episode live-action series adaptation of the 1998 television anime Cowboy Bebop. Variety noted that the series has been in the works since 2017. Netflix did not announce a release date for the series.
The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix handling physical production. Tomorrow Studios is a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. Shinichiro Watanabe, the original anime’s director, will serve as consultant for the project. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio are credited as showrunners and executive producers.
Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise (the studio that animated the original series); and Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg are also credited as executive producers.
Chris Yost will write the first episode, and is also credited as executive producer.