Cowboy Bebop, one of the best known anime of all time, will be adapted into a live-action TV show from Tomorrow Studios, Variety reports. Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok screenwriter Chris Yost will pen the series, while Sunrise, the studio behind the original show, is attached to executive produce.
Cowboy Bebop originally aired in 1998 in Japan as a 26-episode series, though its late night run on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2001 helped buoy it to success in the United States. Set in a dystopian future in 2071, Cowboy Bebop imagines an Earth that has been long abandoned and humans who roam the stars. The show follows Spike Spiegel and a misfit group of bounty hunters as they search for the next big score and grapple with their pasts.
The series has long been praised for its jazzy soundtrack and tackling of heavy topics, like loneliness and existence. In 2001, director Shinichirō Watanabe returned with a Cowboy Bebop film, set between the 22nd and 23rd episodes of the show.