Netflix has become a meme when it comes to terrible live-action anime adaptations, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying. Production for Cowboy Bebop was actually undergoing before lockdown started, and we have an update on the show.
Talking to SYFY Wire, Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein had offered an update on Bebop, and shares:
“So, we have finished three episodes. I think we’re into [shooting] six; then John Cho tore his ACL, unfortunately. But I have to tell you I really like the show. It’s really fun… And we have gone out of our way, because of all these anime movies that have come out and been accused of being whitewashed, we have really gone out of our way. We have the original composer, Yoko Kanno, doing music. The characters are all sort of multiethnic, and it’s a great cast. And the two episodes I have seen are so much fun. It’s really fun.”
That’s surely good news to hear, and personally I love how they brought back Yoko Kanno to do the music for the show. Probably one of the most iconic elements of Cowboy Bebop was the music, and if Netflix wants this show done right, they better make sure that the soundtrack slaps.
Admittedly, I can’t really make an accurate gauge of my excitement for the series yet until we get a new trailer. We don’t know when Netflix plans to drop it, but I have a feeling we could get our first look in July around the time of the digital SDCC 2020.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop.