Netflix’s eponymous live-action adaptation of the popular manga-turned-anime-series Cowboy Bebop has already garnered immense excitement ahead of its release on the streaming platform.
Destined to be a pulpy reimagining of a classic tale, the series will surely split fans. However, the creators are already pondering over what might happen next after the ten-episode live-action series.
Starring John Cho, Daniella Pineda and Mustafa Shakir in lead roles as Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine and Jet Black, the series will remain faithful to the source material and focus on a ragtag team of bounty hunters who travel across space to deal with deadly adversaries.
Andre Nemec, the creator, revealed that he would try his best to retain the essence of the late 90s anime while adding new elements to the storyline. He is so confident about the new venture that he has already revealed “big plans” about a potential second season.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Nemec said, “I promise we will never take the original anime away from the purists. It will always exist out there.”
“But I’m very excited about the stories that we’re telling,” he elaborated. “I believe we’ve done a really nice job of not violating the canon in any direction but merely offering some extra glimpses into the world that was already created.”
While Netflix has not yet confirmed anything about the second season, Nemec revealed that he is “excited” to “tell those stories”. Given the new plots that he has added to the anime, he wants to address various fan questions.
“Nothing was more fun than being able to say, ‘Well, what did happen?’ And I’m like, ‘Well, I’ve got an answer!’” said he. The live-action series is slated for a November 19, 2021 release. Meanwhile, check out the 26-episode original anime on Netflix now.