Anime has been around for a while, but only some manage to make their mark in pop culture. One particular title is Cowboy Bebop, and there have been rumblings for years about a live-action adaptation. As it turns out, a series is in the works, and it looks like production is set to start soon.
According to Discussing Film, the Cowboy Bebop live-action series is aiming to start production sometime in April 2019 with Netflix set to distribute the show. Seeing that Netflix has earned quite the rep when it comes to terrible anime adaptations (e.g., Death Note), a lot of fans are already showing off their disdain for this live-action adaptation of the adventures of Spike Spiegel.
Nevertheless, the concept of a live-action Cowboy Bebop has been going around for years, and at some point, it was going to be a film with Keanu Reeves in the lead. We don’t know if this show will ever live up to the reputation of the original, but you can’t blame Netflix for trying.
If anything, the production value of Altered Carbon can be a testament to what a Cowboy Bebop series could look like. Let’s hope we get some solid updates before the cameras start rolling next year.
Here’s the synopsis of the original anime:
Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter in the far future with an easy going attitude and some deadly skill at martial arts. Together with his partners, Jet Black, and later Faye Valentine as well, they go from job to job across the galaxy looking for the high priced fugitives to bag.
No release date has been set for the live-action Cowboy Bebop.