Netflix has a lot riding on the upcoming Cowboy Bebop series. It’s their latest attempt at proving they can successfully adapt an anime into live-action, but also tackle one of the most beloved franchises in the genre. It’s a tall order for any company and it may pave the way for their future success in this new endeavour. They have oddly still played coy on showing us full sequences or a trailer, but they did unveil a very faithful adaptation of the original anime’s opening.
Not only that, but we also got our look at the various supporting characters that will join our ragtag gang of space cowboys. The opening does include some hints at upcoming plotlines and familiar characters. It’s a surprising but clever move to showcase that they care about the original inspiration of the franchise. This way, we get a feeling that they are trying to stay true to what the original offered while still adding their own spin. Netflix also shared the first look at Tamara Tunie as Ana, Mason Alexander Park‘s Gren, Alex Hassell as Vicious, and Elena Satine as Julia.
So far, the series looks very impressive but it’ll be important to get a feeling if the adaptation can stay true to the original. Tomorrow Studio will also showcase their ability with handling these franchises, as they’re going to bring Eiichiro Oda‘s One Piece series to Netflix in the near future. Here’s hoping that we’re entering an age where live-action anime adaptations will work.