Netflix has booked the proposed livelihood conversion of the iconic anime series "Cowboy Bebop," Diversity learned.
The series is described as Spike Spiegel's inspirational genre-folding story, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed, a bunch of bounty hunters running their packs as they hunt down the most dangerous of the solar system offenders. They will even save the world for the right price.
The series, which is derived from Tomorrow Studios, has been in work since last year. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes.
Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime, will serve as a project advisor. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Radio Midnight will act as executive producers. Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise Inc. – the studio behind the original series – also produces active as well as Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Tetsu Fujimura, and Matthew Weinberg. The series is a co-production between Netflix and Studio Tomorrow, with Netflix handling physical production.
"Cowboy Bebop" has been a major commercial and critical success although the whole television series contains only 26 episodes. It has inspired two Manga series and anime movie, which released the last in U.S. in 2003.
The announcement comes as Netflix has been pressing anime to the anime space, with the font having ordered multiple original anime shows, including one based on "Pacific Rim." Last year Netflix released a live action adaptation of the "Death Note" manga featuring Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, and Margaret Qualley.
This is also the latest example of Netflix that adapts an animated series to a live-live series. Back in September, the "Avatar: The Airbender" series was announced in the workplace at Netflix with the original creators, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko on board as shows.