‘Cowboy Bebop’ showrunner André Nemec on adapting the cult ’90s anime for Netflix

Cool cats looking for a hip dose of nostalgia might consider tuning in to Netflix’s new live-action rendition of “Cowboy Bebop” that recently landed on the streaming titan’s roster. The legendary Japanese anime series first aired back in 1998 and followed the exploits of a trio of charismatic bounty hunters traversing the galaxy in the year 2071 aboard their Bebop spaceship.

Over the decades, “Cowboy Bebop” and its swingin’ retro soundtrack by composer Yoko Kanno has become an influential touchstone for artists, writers, directors, comic book creators, and video game designers lured to the cool pop culture sensation that came to America via Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim program in 2001.