Netflix has released a fleet of first look images from their live-action Cowboy Bebop series giving us some excellent glimpses at the upcoming show based on the beloved anime series.
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.
The cast of Cowboy Bebop includes John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassell as Vicious, Elena Satine as Julia, Geoff Stults (Little Fires Everywhere, 12 Strong), Tamara Tunie (Black Earth Rising, Dietland), Mason Alexander Park (Hedwig and the Angry Inch National Broadway Tour), Rachel House (Thor Ragnarok, Soul), Ann Truong (Strikeback!, Hard Target 2), and Hoa Xuande (Ronny Chieng: International Student, Top of the Lake).
Filming had been taking place in Auckland, New Zealand alongside Amazon’s Lord of The Rings series (recently moving production to United Kingdom). There were production delays when John Cho got injured on set and were able to complete filming during the pandemic last year.
Netflix is also behind a live-action series based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, but would be aiming for a younger audience. However, this could lead to the streaming service tackling more live-action adaptations of anime/manga projects. I’ll keep my fingers crossed they’re able to make a series based on Ninja Scroll with Appian Way Productions (rights holders).
A series trailer for Cowboy Bebop is likely around the corner, but these images should hold fans over until that happens. The sci-fi adventure show will debut November 19 on Netflix.
Are you excited to finally get your hands on Cowboy Bebop?