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7 Jun 2017 - 12:36 PM  UPDATED 7 Jun 2017 - 12:39 PM

Ever since its initial premiere back in 1998, Cowboy Bebop has been widely revered as one of the greatest anime shows of all time and is credited with introducing a new generation of Western viewers to anime. Now this critically-acclaimed series will be the latest to receive a live-action U.S. TV show adaptation.

This project will be helmed by Tomorrow Studios, which is a partnership between ITV Studios and producer Marty Adelstein, and will be executive-produced by Sunset Inc - the studio responsible for the original anime series - Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg.

As for who will be penning this adaptation, Chris Yost (writer of Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok) has been hired as the writer, but as it's still early days for the project, no other cast or crew decisions have been made just yet.

It remains to be seen how closely this U.S. adaptation will adhere to the original source material. The original 26-episode anime series follows bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and his crew of fellow space cowboys as they covert around the galaxy in search of bad guys and big pay days. Following the show's success, the series received a film treatment in 2001 with Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, which was positively received from critics and audiences.

Are you excited for this U.S. live-action TV show adaptation of Cowboy Bebop?


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