The live-action adaptation of Sunrise’s Cowboy Bebop anime, which will launch on Netflix on November 19, was revealed on Monday. The cast members were photographed as their characters:
John Cho as Spike, Mustafa Shakir as Jet, and Daniella Pineda as Faye, according to the firm.
Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending storey 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.
The first season of the live-action series had been completed and according to its writer and executive producer, Jeff Pinker,” the project’s one-hour episode length would allow to tell stories set in that world in a way that hopefully will not only delight fans of anime but expose a whole bunch of new people to the world of Cowboy Bebop, the awesome work of Yoko Kanno (anime’s composer) and a whole bunch of new people to the world of Cowboy Bebop.”
Netflix and Tomorrow Studios collaborated on the project, with the former handling the production process. Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Teen Wolf, producer for the live-action One Piece project) and ITV Studios have formed Tomorrow Studios. Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime, is a consultant on the project. Showrunners and executive producers are Midnight Radio’s Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.
The original anime series follows the hodgepodge crew of the spaceship Bebop as they navigate the solar system in search of the next assignment. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, released in 2001, was inspired by the anime. In 2014, Funimation released the series on Blu-ray and DVD in North America, and in 2018, the feature was broadcast in the United States to commemorate the original series’ 20th anniversary.