Netflix continues the slew of live-action adaptations of anime classics; this time with the well-loved Cowboy Bebop. Recently, fans of the series were given a glimpse of the new series as well as other details for the upcoming space-noir. From the looks of the images, we expect Netflix to deliver a convincing and exciting production that hopefully stays true to the original. Paired with an awesome cast, we’re preparing ourselves for one heck of a ride.

A Quick Guide to the Netflix Series, Cow Bebop

Netflix live-action series Cowboy Bebop release date and teaser trailer

The series takes place far into the future in the year 2071 and follows the adventures of a ragtag group of bounty hunters led by Spike Spiegel (John Cho). Together with Spike are Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Fay Valentine (Daniella Pineda). Together, this unlikely group would go to the ends of the world (and even the universe) as they chase down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals.

The original series first aired on TV Tokyo in Japan from April to June of 1998. Initially, the show only consisted of 12 episodes and a special due to the show’s controversial adult-themed content. However, it ended up having a total of 26 episodes for the series which were aired on Wowow from 1998 to 1999.

Get To Know The Cast

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John Cho is not new to space odyssey flicks as he is also known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the highly acclaimed Star Trek reboot movie franchise. Cho has proven his ability in acting as he has starred in numerous roles that transcend different genres. He has done roles in comedic films such as the Harold & Kumar franchise, as well as movies in the horror and thriller genres such as the 2020 film The Grudge and the 2018 flick Searching.

Mustafa Shakir, on the other hand, also had his share of action/adventure films as he played Bushmaster in the Marvel and ABC Studios series Luke Cage from 2016-2018.

Likewise, Daniella Pineda’s set of adventures on the big screen is also impressive, having played Zia Rodriguez in the Jurassic World Dominion and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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What Can We Expect From The Live-Action Version?

The first piece of good news from this live-action reiteration is the return of the creators and brilliant minds behind the original Cowboy Bebop anime. The director of the original anime series, Shinichirō Watanabe, is a consultant, while the anime’s score composer Yoko will also be part of the current team. The will also be new blood joining the team as André Nemec, writer and producer of Alias and Zoo, will be the series showrunner and executive producer. The production team and cast of Cowboy Bebop show the culmination of two generations who seek to preserve the source material while delivering content that will appeal to a newer generation.

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As of writing, we still have limited details on the specifics of the plot and even on the remaining cast members who will be a part of the show. Netflix however, is set to stream Cowboy Bebop on November 19, which is when our adventures with Spike and the gang would begin. We are excited for this reimagining of a fan-favorite anime and we definitely hope that it will live up to the hype.

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