Netflix has handed out a ten episode straight-to-series order for a live-action adaptation of the famed 1998 anime series “Cowboy Bebop”.
The series was previously set up at Amazon Studios and landed at Netflix after the former passed on it. The worldwide phenomenon is wildly considered one of the biggest series in the anime genre.
The live-action take tells a jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.
Tomorrow Studios are behind the series which has Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg as showrunners and executive producers. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will also executive produce.
Christopher Yost (“Thor: Ragnaok”) will pen the first episode while original series director Shinichiro Watanabe will serve as a consultant.
Keanu Reeves’ name has been attached to a film adaptation at 20th Century Fox which has been stuck in development hell for over a decade. Tomorrow Studios is also developing the “Snowpiercer” and “Hanna” TV series adaptations.