One of the most popular and popular Japanese anime series has finally got the live-action adaptation it deserves. The Cowboy Bebop live-action Netflix series now has a date for people to watch the first season: November 19. So far, this is all we know about the show.
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What is Bebop?
Sunrise’s original anime series debuted in Japan in 1998. The 26-episode series took place in the late 21st century. The earth is currently uninhabitable, but most of the solar system of the earth has been colonized. In this series, bounty hunters known as cowboys roam the solar system looking for bad items to collect fees. The focus of this series is a group of “cowboys” on their boat called Bebop.
The show combines elements of science fiction and Western movies, and adds some black detective crime films. This undoubtedly had a major impact on the 2002 live-action TV series “Firefly”. It may also be one of the best soundtracks in the history of an animated series. The composer Yoko Kanno created jazz-themed music for the performance, which was well received. In 2001, the show caused a sensation in the United States due to its debut on the adult swimming cable TV channel.
You can now stream the entire anime series through the Funimation service at the following link:
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What is the Cowboy Bebop live-action Netflix series about?
The live-action version of the show was first announced in 2017, and production of the show began in New Zealand in 2019. The first episode of this 10-episode series was adapted by Christopher Yost, who wrote the script for the “Mandalorian” TV show and the movies “Thor: The Dark World” and “Thor: Ragnarok” . This 10-episode series will be directed by Alex García Lopez and Michael Kateman. The original composer of the animation show Yoko Kanno will also be responsible for the soundtrack of the reality show series. The director of the original animation series Shinichiro Watanabe served as a consultant for the live-action version.
In October 2019, after the six episodes of the series were filmed, the production was closed for several months due to a serious knee injury suffered by its main actor John Zhao on the set. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, more delays have occurred. The rest of the series will start shooting again in September 2020.
Who is in the cast?
The main actors of the play include:
- John Zhao (Star Trek) plays the protagonist of Spike Spiegel. Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter born on Mars with a bit of spiky hair.
- Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) plays Spike’s partner, a black jet with cybernetic arms.
- Daniela Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) Play as Faye Valentine, another member of Spike’s bounty hunting team. Seemingly young, he actually spent more than 50 years in suspended animation.
- Alex Hassell (Boys) The former partner who plays Spike is vicious and is now his mortal enemy.
- Elena Satin (Genius) Play Spike and Julia, a vicious ex-romantic partner.
In addition, the show will feature the Corgi Ein, the unofficial mascot of the Bebop crew.
This is all we know about the Cowboy Bebop live-action Netflix series. We will update the article when we learn more.