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‘Cowboy Bebop’: Everything You Need to Know About the Live-Action Netflix Adaptation

Netflix is adapting one of the most beloved anime shows of all time into a live-action series.

COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. KIRSTY GRIFFIN/NETFLIX © 2021

John Cho in “Cowboy Bebop”

Kirsty Griffin / Netflix

Reboots and reimaginings are a dime a dozen these days, but Netflix is nonetheless turning heads with its upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic “Cowboy Bebop” anime series.

The anticipation for the new version is high, and understandably so: The original “Cowboy Bebop,” which ran from 1998 to 1999 and encompassed 26 episodes, is considered to be one of the greatest anime series of all time and helped popularize the medium in the United States. Live-action adaptations of beloved anime IPs have a rocky track record, but Netflix is hedging its bets that its subscribers will take a liking to the streaming service’s upcoming series.

From its release date to its synopsis, here’s everything that you need to know about Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop”:

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