Netflix’s Live Action Adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop” Reveals Cast, Other Details

Cowboy Bebop was a fantastic anime series because it focused more on people than a single plot. The show focused more on the crew’s daily lives than anything else, allowing the audience to have a better understanding of the individuals. The audience gets a glimpse into what makes each character tick, as well as their abilities and shortcomings. Fans have been eager to see the final result since news leaked that Netflix was working on a long-awaited live-action adaptation.

The live-action Cowboy Bebop will transport viewers to the year 2071, where they will join a ragtag squad of bounty hunters who are outrunning their pasts and pursuing dangerous criminals for the proper price.

Christopher Yost, a writer whose credits include The Mandalorian, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and a bevy of fantastic comic series, and  Shinichiro Watanabe, who channeled the anime series, was recently confirmed to be a creative consultant on the live-action version.

Cowboy Bebop Live Action Cast

The Netflix original series, based on the late-90s anime classic, stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, an exiled hitman who worked for the Red Dragon crime syndicate in the past.

Jet Black, Spike’s old cop partner who captains the Bebop, will be played by Mustafa Shakir. Faye Valentine, an amnesiac who does whatever it takes to survive and the resident thorn in Jet and Spike’s sides, will be played by Danielle Pineda. Vicious, Spike’s old Syndicate partner turned archenemy, will be played by Alex Hassell in the series.

Stults, Geoff Mason Alexander Park, Tamara Tunie Chalmers, Ana, Gren, Mao, Shin, and Lin will be played by Rachel House, Ann Truong, and Hoa Xuende, respectively, in the Cowboy Bebop live-action series.

When Will Cowboy Bebop be Aired on Netflix?

Cowboy Bebop has yet to be given an official release date, while there are a few available information about its debut. The show was meant to premiere in 2020, but delays were caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and a knee injury suffered by the show’s lead.

Cowboy Bebop is set to premiere on Netflix in 2021, according to the series’ IMDb profile. If one were to predict, the show would most likely premiere in the latter half of the year.

Cowboy Bebop Synopsis

The Cowboy Bebop Netflix series is based on an anime series about a group of cosmic bounty hunters. Spike is a bounty hunter who was born on the red planet Mars and has a history of gang involvement. Spike’s ex-cop bounty hunter companion with a robotic arm is Jet Black.

Faye Valentine, a gambling addict in debt who spent 54 years in suspended animation, rounds out the rest of Cowboy Bebop’s cast. Radical Ed, a cyber prodigy, and Ein, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, are also there. Spike’s old colleague and foe Vicious, a power-hungry gangster from the outlawed Red Dragon Crime Syndicate, is another interesting figure.

Cowboy Bebop has yet to receive an official trailer, so it will be interesting to watch when the first sneak peek arrives. The Netflix series’ production completed on March 15, 2021, and if it’s set to premiere this year, the first teaser should arrive soon. Fans have been waiting years to see the show, so if it premieres earlier than expected, there will be nothing but applause for the ten episodes that are slated to take over Netflix.

For the meantime, though the animated series isn’t available on Netflix, it can be found on Hulu in both sub and dubbed versions if you’re interested in getting a taste of what the live-action version has in store. We’ll keep you updated as more Cowboy Bebop news comes in!

See you later, Space Cowboy!

Written by Nicole Sael

A future educator and an anime enthusiast. Nicole enjoys cooking and baking in her free time. A rom-com freak.

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