Netflix Just Announced a Live-Action Cowboy Bebop is Happening

We have no idea why Netflix is choosing the latenight (ish) timeframe to announce their upcoming anime and anime-based properties, but apparently they're developing a live-action Cowboy Bebop series.

Yes, really.

Variety reports Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which has been in the works since sometime last year.

Director of the original 1998 anime series Shinichiro Watanabe will serve as a consultant on the project.

Midnight Radio's Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg will serve as executive producers, as will Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc. (the studio behind the original series), along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Tetsu Fujimura, and Matthew Weinberg.

The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix handling physical production.

We haven't heard anything about casting yet, but we'll keep you updated as we hear news.

See you, space cowboy.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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