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They could have just released one trailer for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop and it would have been enough. The “Lost Session” trailer released last week was sheer perfection; one of the best trailers we’ve ever seen. It sold itself based on that one, but in the event you can’t be satisfied unless you see actual clips from the show, here’s Trailer #2, released right after the first, composed entirely of scenes from the first season.
I’ve seen a lot of Netflix trailers. Most of them simply show clips from the upcoming season or series debut. A few of them get clever and do something original, but it’s rarely memorable. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Netflix trailer that made me go, “I HAVE to watch that again!” — until today.
As you know, the iconic anime Cowboy Bebop is getting a live-action adaption from Netflix next month. We don’t know yet what the series is like, but even if it stinks, it’ll increase awareness of the original. Funimation currently has it and they’ve announced a slew of new products and licensing deals capitalizing on any potential Bebop fervor. The bullet list includes shirts, posters, several different versions of collectible figures, and an undentified product from Funko (but they only make one kind of thing).
Netflic is trying something different: instead of releasing trailers for their upcoming shows one at a time, like they normally do, they pooled a bunch of their heaviest hitters together and released all their trailers at once in an event they’ve dubbed TUDUM, after the noise Netflix makes when you turn it on. I personally would have found another name, as TUDUM looks dangerously close to TEDIUM, but we’ll have to save that snark for another day. We got a decent amount of valuable news out of this.
Netflix Cowboy Bebop, A first look
Adapting anime to live-action usually doesn’t go very well, and when the target is what many consider one of the greatest anime of all time, the end result can’t help but disappoint, right? Call us kooky, but we DO see promise in Netflix’s upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series. Mind, we haven’t seen a single frame of the show, nor has anyone else outside of Netflix HQ. But it has the right ingredients.
It’s been a while since we last heard that Netflix was interested in making a live-action take on the world’s greatest anime, and sometimes that means abandonment, but…not this time. The latest news from the set is that it’s done. Season 1 of Cowboy Bebop has filmed all its scenes and just needs post-production work to be complete.
It’s a tune you know well, though you kinda need to be fluent in Japanese to sing it accurately. “The Real Folk Blues” is the jazzy number that closes out every episode of one of the greatest anime productions of all time, Cowboy Bebop.
Is it a good idea to attempt a live-action remake of what many consider the greatest TV anime of all time? We still don’t know, but the newly released cast list for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop gives us confidence they may be able to pull it off.
To those of you who’ve been seething over Netflix’s latest rash of weak live-action remakes of classic anime properties, this is the moment you’ve been dreading — but knew was inevitable. Cowboy Bebop, considered the pinnacle of Japanese animated television, will be turned into a “realistic” property by Netflix soon. The streaming giant announced the project late Tuesday evening.
Deadline reports that Cowboy Bebop might return as a new live-action TV series from Tomorrow Studios. The cult anime TV series, which gained a lot of recognition and popularity in the US is currently in development as a joint project by ITV Studios and Tomorrow Studios.