Cowboy Bebop: First Images, Release Date Revealed for Netflix’s Live-Action Series
Netflix has shared the first images of its upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series starring John Cho. As an added bonus, Netflix announced that the live-action series will debut on November 19.
In the first images revealed for the upcoming Cowboy Bebop series, the three main members of the Bebop crew are front-and-center. There’s John Cho as Spike Spiegel, a gun-toting, martial arts expert bounty hunter; Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black an ex-cop and Spike’s partner; and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine an erstwhile ally of the crew when she’s not off pulling off one of her own scores.
Check out the first-look images in the gallery below:
Also in the cast but not shown are Alex Hassell as Spike’s nemesis Vicious, and Elena Satine as Spike’s former lover Julia. No look, however, at Ed the Bebop’s resident hacker who the showrunners have confirmed will appear in the live-action series. But so far no casting has been announced for the role.
The first images, which you can see in the gallery above, are all very Bebop-y for sure. Cho is rocking Spike’s classic blue and yellow outfit, while Jet’s metal prosthetics are in full view. Faye has just the slightest bit of a wardrobe update where it seems like she’s just wearing the jacket she always has around her elbows. And if you peak closely you can see Ein the Corgi.
This is the cast since earlier this year when Netflix announced that original composer Yoko Kanno will return to make original music for the live-action series.
Based on the casting announcements so far, Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop series will be adapting episodes from the original anime. Though we won’t know how closely these adaptations will adhere to the anime until the live-action series premieres in November.
Cowboy Bebop isn’t the only anime Netflix is adapting for live-action. Along with Cowboy Bebop, Netflix is also working on a live-action adaptation of One Piece. And though not technically an anime, Netflix also revealed the live-action cast for its upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.
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