Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop is a live-action adaptation that fans are both excited and nervous about. Hollywood seems to be giving writers and directors more leeway when it comes to faithful anime book adaptations, which is starting to make its way to anime adaptations as well. Plus, a lot of fans love the current Castlevania series that just debuted its third season, with a fourth one on the way if reception means anything.
While we haven’t seen anything to be confident about yet, it looks like Netflix has some high hopes since they are already planning around a second season. This is interesting since the original Cowboy Bebop wasn’t really a seasonal show but we’re willing to see just what kind of adventures they have planned for Spike Spiegel and his crew. Assuming that it’s a good series of course.
“I think that I’m very excited by our opportunity to take this iconic anime and bring it to life. I think that our actors are spectacular. The world that we’re creating down in New Zealand that we’re excited to get back to as soon as we can is a really fun, dynamic visualization of this insane anime. I think that because we have these hour-long episodes, we have an opportunity to take the anime and sort of like just deepen and dimensionalize the source material.”
After telling this to Observer, writer and executive producer Jeff Pinker said that he was heading to a season 2 notes call, showing that these guys are thinking ahead. How they expand on the original anime is going to be interesting, if somewhat controversial, though fans will probably give it more leeway thanks to Final Fantasy VII Remake showing people how to expand on original material.
No release date for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop has been revealed.