Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between ITV Studios and producer Marty Adelstein, has announced plans for a live-action TV series adaptation of the critically and commercially successful 1998 Japanese anime series “Cowboy Bebop”.
Set in 2071, the story follows Spike Spiegel and his gang of bounty hunters as they cavort around the galaxy attempting to capture bad guys and survive some of the most intense dangers space has to offer.
The original is widely cited as one of the best anime series of all time, and one of the key works (along with the likes of “Akira,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Neon Genesis Evangelion”) that helped anime be embraced outside of Japan. It was also the first anime series to be broadcast on Adult Swim in the United States.
Sunset Inc., who produced the original anime, are executive producing this version along with Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Chris Yost will write the adaptation.
The live action version will be executive produced by Sunset Inc. — the studio responsible for the classic series — as well as Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Chris Yost will write the adaptation.