Right now Netflix is looking at season 1 being a 10 episode season with 1 hour episodes – good. This is not the type of series that you can condense into 20 minutes or one film. You really have to let the writing and mise en scene breathe in a story like Cowboy Bebop. And I know a lot of people are skeptical given the previews that have been released – fans think that it’s too quirky and light but I just want to say, did we watch the same Cowboy Bebop? A lot of the series is quirky and light. Let’s not pretend that Bebop is not a parody on Hong Kong action films and film noir. It’s not exactly supposed to be serious all the time. They literally had episodes about magic mushrooms and mold that fights back. I think that given these parameters and what Netflix has shown us, I believe that they know what they’re doing.
Also, you don’t want it to be just like the anime. There is already the anime. I want to watch a live action rendition of the story. Sure, the original source material might be an anime but if we really want to get into the nitty gritty, the original source material is the script and it was brought to life in anime. There will never be a live action that is 1:1 with its anime counterpart. It can have a great rendition as a live action series. This means that the live action can be as different as it wants to be from the anime and still be really good. Hey weabs, live action can be good if you go in without a bias.
The last thing I want to say is that, a lot of fans don’t want it to be good. They’re judging 10 hours of content on 2 minute teasers on Twitter. Look at the Twitter replies, they are so volatile. It looks like the comment section of a YouTuber apology video. Let this shit be good because if it is, it will only make more people interested in the source material. Which means that you will get more opportunities to see cool projects around Cowboy Bebop and anime at large. All I ask is that you give this series a fair chance. And hey, you know what? If it’s bad – move on, it’s just a show. Whatever happens, happens.