Netflix is now making a live-action Cowboy Bebop series, Shinichiro Watanabe serving as creative consultant
It’s no secret that with millions of subscribers around the world, Netflix has a ton of money. Heck, Japanese studios and companies WANT to deal with them because of all the money they tend to bring. This would even mean the power to request live-action adaptations of popular Japanese anime. And now, the streaming giant has announced they’re adapting Cowboy Bebop into a live-action TV series!
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 28, 2018
According to Variety, the live-action series will have 10 episodes. And for those worrying that Netflix will screw this up, Cowboy Bebop’s own creator and anime director, Shinichiro Watanabe, will be serving as creative consultant. Also, the guy who wrote the scripts for Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Yost, is writing the first episode’s script.
The streaming service has gotten plenty of influence in the Japanese animation industry already. Not only are they adapting Sword Art Online into live-action, nut they’re also doing a live-action Death Note sequel. They also have a hand in animation production, producing popular anime such as Kakegurui, Fate/Apocrypha, Baki, and many more.
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