So here we go again. Netflix has announced that they will be producing a live action adaption of Cowboy Bebop, the much beloved 1998 anime series that follows a rag tag crew of bounty hunters as they travel through space in search of the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals. The series is animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane. Composer and musician Yoko Kanno is responsible for the jazz inspired soundtrack. The anime ran for 26 episodes.
Netflix ordered the series for a ten-episode run. Showrunners include Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, co-writers for Mission Impossible: Ghost Recon and Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg who co-wrote Venom and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Shinihiro Watanbe will be on hand as consultant. The first episode was written by Christopher Yost, best known as head writer of the Marvel Comics animated series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and co-writer (with his frequent collaborator Craig Kyle) of the comic book series X-23: Innocence Lost, X-23: Target X, New X-Men, X-Force, and Scarlet Spider (volume 2). He was also screenwriter for the MCU films Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. No date for the live action Cowboy Bebop series has been revealed at this time.