Cowboy Bepop Live Action Won’t Faithfully Adapt The Anime

Andre Nemec is one of the showrunners of Cowboy Bepop live action adaptation. He recently gave an interview to the Entertainment Weekly Magazine, where he admitted that the live action will add more original stories.

Andre Nemec said that the live action will be an expansion of the canon material, adding more original stories. He further stated that “Just doing the same thing as anime will leave the audience hungry as that will be something they already have seen in the anime”.

According to Andre, the live action won’t violate the canon material in any direction, but will slightly, add some extra material to Cowboy Bepop world that has already been created.

Release Date

Netflix’s Cowboy Bepop is scheduled to be released on November 19.

The project is a joint production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix handling the physical production. Tomorrow Studios will include Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, One Piece live action series) and ITV Studios. While Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime, serves as a consultant. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg are credited as showrunners and executive producers.


  • Jhon Cho as Spike Spiegel.
  • Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black.
  • Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine.
  • Alex Hassell as Vicious.
  • Elena Satine as Julia


The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein (Source: Crunchyroll)

New Comic For Cowboy Bepop

There is a comic series being written for Cowboy Bepop, the story will be based on original live action Netflix adaptation of the series. The first issue of the comic will be released on December 8. The story will be written by Dan Watters, while comic will be drawn by Lamar Mathurin.

Source: Entertainment Weekly Via ANN

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