Oh God, no just no! I have to question who are these live action adaptions for exactly?
No one outside of the Anime fandom knows what Cowboy Bebop even is. Every single time you think you will be able to appeal to everybody you end up appealing to no one, and every single time you will fail. This adaptation will be no different than Death Note (Yes we did not forget about that train wreck) and The Witcher. Instead of the endless reboots and remakes of old movies and TV shows, now Hollywood is going after live action adaptations of Anime and video games. I simply cannot trust Cowboy Bebop to the incompetent writers at Netflix, The Witcher being a prime example of their diversity hires. But they hired Shinichirō Watanabe to consult on the series I hear people say:
They got Masamune Shirow to also consult on the Ghost In The Shell movie and we all know how well that turned out. Getting the original creator to consult doesn’t mean anything, there is a reason they call it a consultant he is there to consult nothing more nothing less. Just imagine for a moment if they are remaking Gremlins and the headlines read: “Original film creator Chris Columbus will be brought on to consult. The first episode is written by Thor: Ragnarok’s Chris Yost.” See how retarded it sounds? The first and most likely the biggest reasons why these live action adaptations fail is because of Hollywood and it’s directors egos. Not content with sticking to the well-established source material that these Anime already contains, they chop and change the story because they think that they can improve on the original source material.
[Editorial Note:] Of all the Anime shows that did not need a live action version, Cowboy Bebop should be first on that list.