The original Cowboy Bebop The animated series is coming to Netflix.
The full show will be available to stream from October 21, giving viewers just under a month to binge on all 26 episodes of the anime ahead of Netflix’s live action. Cowboy Bebop debuts November 19.
Directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, Cowboy Bebop premiered in Japan in 1998 and later became the first anime to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in the United States in 2001. The show is set in 2071, following an event upsetting that forced civilizations to colonize the surrounding moons and planets. There, the Inter Solar System police craft a new contract system that allows bounty hunters to denounce criminals for rewards, which ultimately serves as the focal point of the plot.
It is not known if the acquisition of Netflix means that Cowboy Bebop will be removed from Hulu, Funimation or any other streaming platform where the series is currently available.
Next month, the live-action series will star John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, each attempting to escape their past as a bounty hunter or “cowboy”. “They are a rambling and sarcastic team ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right price. But they can only get out of so many fights before their past finally catches up with them, ”according to the show’s description.
Ahead of the series premiere, take a look at the introduction to Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop.