Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop to Release This November

Netflix’s upcoming live-action series adaptation of the iconic space opera anime Cowboy Bebop will debut on the service worldwide on 19th November 2021, the streaming giant announced today, alongside a first look at the highly anticipated series.

The series stars John Cho (Star Trek) as Spike Spiegel, alongside Mustafa Shakir (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassel (The Miniaturist) as Vicious, and Elena Satine (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) as Julia. Ein is also being portrayed by a Welsh corgi. The series is being developed by André Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Jeff Pinkner (Venom), and is written by Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok). The series’ original creator Shinichiro Watanabe reportedly assisted the production as a creative consultant, with Yoko Konno returning as composer. The series is slated to run for 10 episodes.

The series adapts the iconic 1998 Sci-Fi series of the same name, which is available on home video in the United Kingdom courtesy of Anime Limited, who describe the series as:

Join the always-cool Spike Spiegal, investigative genius Jet Black, the alluring Faye Valentine, the amazing (but weird) Ed and the super-smart Welsh Corgi named Ein as they try to make a buck in the year 2071. How do they do it? They’re bounty hunters!

While focussed on their constant struggle to capture bounties and pay the bills – perhaps the crew of the Bebop should be more concerned by what may catch up with them. Ghosts from the past, psychedelic mushrooms and justice-obsessed cowboys – Spike, Jet, Faye, Ed and even Ein have their work cut out trying to make ends meet!

Reports about a western adaptation of Sunrise’s space western have drifted across the internet space for a decade now, with names like 20th Century Fox and actor Keanu Reeves attached to the project, which ultimately never surfaced, with budget concerns reportedly delaying production.

Source: Netflix

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