Netflix Tuesday announced the production of a series of ten episodes of an adaptation of the 1998 television anime. Cowboy Bebop. Entertainment News Magazine Variety noted that the series was in the works since last year. Netflix has not announced a release date for the series. Netflix describes the series:
Based on the global phenomenon of Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop Here's the jazz-inspired story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed, inspired by jazz: a band of bounty hunters on the run, chasing the most dangerous criminals out of the solar system. They will even save the world … for the good price.
The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix management of physical production. Tomorrow Studios is a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein (Escape from the prison, Teen Wolf) and ITV Studios. Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime, will serve as a consultant for the project. Midnight Radio's Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg are credited as showrunners and executive producers.
Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios; Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise (the studio that animated the original series); and Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg are also credited as executive producers.
Chris Yost (Thor: The world of darkness, Thor: Ragnarok) will write the first episode and will also be credited as an executive producer.
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Variety and the entertainment news website, Deadline, has previously reported the aforementioned staff in June of last year.
The original director of the anime Shinichiro Watanabe commented on the 2014 animated adaptation project in the Hollywood live-action movie. He said, "I'm afraid I do not know what they think of Hollywood, apparently the project did not stop, I do not know how it's going to progress from here. there are a lot of "Hollywood" problems. "The director also stated that he had no interest in creating an animation film Cowboy Bebop unless "I thought I could do better [than] last time. If I feel it, I could earn more but I do not know when it will happen. "
Actor Keanu Reeves said in 2013 that "Cowboy Bebop It does not seem like it's happening with me. "Reeves was originally supposed to play in the proposed movie." The American Film Studio Twentieth Century Fox, the 3 Arts Entertainment production company, and Sunrise In January 2009, they announced that they would co-produce the proposed adaptation of the anime.
Joshua Long had acted as production supervisor and Erwin Stoff, a film producer who worked closely with Reeves on The matrix and A dark scanner, was also attached. The associated producers of the film were Sunrise President Kenji Uchida, the original Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabeand the supervisor of the original series Keiko Nobumoto. the Sunrise Studio himself and Masahiko Minami (former Sunrise producer and BONES co-founder of the studio) both acted as production consultants. Peter Craig wrote the script of the film. Stoff had stated in 2009 that the film would not be a story of origin.
The original animated series follows the motley crew of the spaceship Bebop because he travels through the solar system in search of the next job. The inspired anime Cowboy Bebop: the movie in 2001. Funimation published the series on Blu-ray Discs and DVDs in North America in 2014 and recently screened it in the US in August. The series celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.