Cowboy Bebop Reportedly Starts Production
It looks like Cowboy Bebop the live action series will begin production earlier than expected.
According to Production Weekly, filming will begin this summer and they are currently scouting locations in New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and South Africa.
The series was teased last year but we don’t have a solid lead on who the cast would be. We do know that the streaming service Netflix will be producing the series together with Tomorrow Studios. Shinichiro Watanabe, the series’ original director, will also be involved as a consultant on the new project. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio will serve as executive producers, and Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki from the original anime’s studio Sunrise will also executive produce as well.
Thor: Ragnarok writer Christopher Yost will also be handling the script for the first episode of the series.
Cowboy Bebop Live Action Synopsis
In a distant future where resources are sparse and space travel leads to new lawless frontiers, a pair of bounty hunters are in need of a big break. Begrudgingly teaming up with their competition, a small crew aboard the B EBOP find themselves chasing down a high profiled target while avoiding mega-powerful businessmen and a violent crime syndicate.
The Cowboy Bebop anime debuted in Japan in 1998 and ran for 26 episodes. It was imported to the United States by Funimation and Bandai Entertainment later.