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Live-Action Cowboy Bebop TV Series in the Works

Talk about an adaptation of acclaimed anime series Cowboy Bebop is officially out in the open again, and this time Tomorrow Studios, Midnight Radio, and Sunrise are teaming up for a live-action TV series. In addition to the producers that have been announced—including Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Prison Break) and Becky Clements (Good Behavior), among others—Cowboy Bebop has a writer in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Chris Yost.

Here’s what Adelstein had to say about the project:

“We are excited to work with Sunrise in bringing this beloved anime to the U.S. and global marketplace as a live-action series” … “The animated version has long resonated with audiences worldwide, and with the continued, ever growing, popularity of anime, we believe a live action version will have an incredible impact today.”

The Shinichiro Watanabe-directed Cowboy Bebop anime originally ran for 26 episodes from 1998 to 1999. Here’s a brief synopsis of the story from Crunchyroll, which streams the series:

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.

Via Deadline