"Cowboy Bebop" holds a special place in the hearts of many. It didn't need to be swept up in the rush to reboot and revive every dormant program from a different generation. Nevertheless, here we are. One of the best anime series of all-time is about to become a live-action program, which almost never fares well. Apologies in advance for fans of the show who will never get their childhood or teenage years back from this forthcoming debacle.

Return of "Cowboy Bebop"

Deadline reported the news of the "Cowboy Bebop" revival on Tuesday.


Tomorrow Studios and Midnight Radio will be working with the original studio producers, Sunrise. Meanwhile, the script will be coming from Chris Yost, who is best known for writing several of the scripts for the "Thor" franchise. Most importantly, the show will be live-action, eschewing its animated history and popularity.

This isn't the first time Tomorrow Studios has dabbled in trying to bring a live-action product out of an amine legend. They are also creating "Snowpiercer," which is expected to air on TNT.

It's unclear where the "Cowboy Bebop" revival will air (or when it will air); the anime show aired on Adult Swim in the United States. With so much at stake for the series, however, the producers will likely aim a bit higher in terms of what network will be part of the airing of the program.

The original "Cowboy Bebop"

For all of the excitement surrounding it, "Cowboy Bebop" didn't last particularly long the first time around. Just 26 episodes aired in Japan, back in the late 1990s. The show received a second life in syndication, however, became popular all around the world.


It went on to win several awards as it grew in notoriety.

The show is about Spike Spiegel and his Cowboys, who traverse across the galaxy, looking for criminals. In the process, the crew always ran into uncertain danger, forcing them to save the fate of the world, mostly at the expense of millions of dollars. The show put a Western head on a sci-fi body, successfully alternating between the best of both genres. For the live action series to live up to that reputation, there is going to need to be some stellar work done in the casting, costuming, and set design departments.

If Chris Pratt or Chris Pine don't get at least some consideration for roles - even though they're both primarily movie actors now and would pass on the project - then there's no chance "Cowboy Bebop" succeeds.