Netflix’s #GeekedWeek has just announced a Fall / Autumn release date for their upcoming live-action series of “Cowboy Bebop”. In October last year, production was suspended for 7-9 months due to a knee injury sustained by lead actor John Cho. And then Covid-19 happened… While we don’t have a fixed date or even a teaser trailer, it’s good to know that we’re getting closer to the long-awaited show.
Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story 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. They’ll even save the world…for the right price.
Other cast members that will join John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell (character details below) include:
- Geoff Stults as Chalmers, Jet’s ex-partner
- Tamara Tunie as Ana, Martian club owner
- Mason Alexander Park as Gren, Ana’s right hand person
- Rachel House as Mao, White Tigers Capo
- Ann Truong and Hoa Xuande as Shin & Lin, Vicious’s twin henchmen
The series will be made up of 10 episodes with the first being written by Thor’s Christopher Yost. Original anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will act as consultant for the series.
John Cho: Spike
Haunted by visions of the woman he loved and lost, Julia, Spike’s criminal past slowly catches up to him — putting him and the Bebop crew in the crosshairs of the solar system’s most lethal criminal organization, the Syndicate.
Mustafa Shakir: Jet
Jet holds tight to his honor and optimism, acting as a father figure to his misfit crew, always seeing the best in his partner, Spike… until it’s too late.
Daniella Pineda: Faye
She’s always on the search for the person with the key to her identity. In the meantime, she’ll fake it till she makes it.
Alex Hassell: Vicious
Once he was Spike’s best friend, now he’s his mortal enemy and is obsessed with taking him down.
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