Despite their reputation, Netflix is going to push forward with their live-action anime adaptations, the most recent one being announced would be their take on the anime classic Cowboy Bebop. News has it that the film has found three main protagonists for the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Trek’s John Cho has been cast as the lead Spike Spiegel in the live-action Cowboy Bebop. Cho will be joined by Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) who will play Spike’s partner and ex-cop Jet Black. As for the femme fatale Faye Valentine, she’ll be played by Danielle Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
While these are just three of the four main cast members, we still have no news if the series will include master hacker Ed. There’s also no confirmation yet on whether the show will have the Welsh Corgi, Ein.
It’s also worth noting that the series has also cast Alex Hassell as Vicious, Spike’s ex-partner who works for the Red Dragon Crime syndicate. While not a member of the Bebop crew, he is considered to be Spike’s rival in the show, and he has some recurring appearances inbetween the gang’s shenanigans.
It’s worth noting that original anime director Shinchiro Watanabe is also a consultant for the show. I mean, I’m not expecting much from this Netflix adaptation based on experience, but at least we know that they’re not completely ignoring the original creators.
Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop will run for 10 episodes on its first season, but no release date has been set as of now.