Photo: The Daily Dot
Hang on to your hats, anime fans.
Cowboy Bebop, the popular Japanese anime series, is getting a live-action series on Netflix. The show, which debuted back in 1998, will feature the show’s creator Shinichiro Watanabe as a consultant.
The anime’s first episode will be written by Christopher Yost, who most recently worked on Marvel‘s Thor: Ragnarok.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 28, 2018
This isn’t the first time an adaptation for Cowboy Bebop has been in the works. In the late 2000s, Keanu Reeves was set to star as Spike Spiegel in a live-action movie adaptation, but the project never came to fruition.
“Cowboy Bebop does not look like it is going to happen with me in it.” Reeves stated in a Reddit Q&A back in 2013. He added that the script was “great and amazing,” but would “cost like a half a billion dollars to make.”
Here’s to hoping the Netflix series is a bit cheaper.