While Netflix adapting anime terribly has become a running gag online, that hasn’t stopped the streaming service from trying. We’re getting live-action adaptations of One Piece and Cowboy Bebop, and what’s news is—the latter has already wrapped filming.
This has been confirmed by Daniella Pineda, who plays Faye Valentine, on her IG:
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It has taken quite a while for Cowboy Bebop to get made. While the adaptation was announced back in 2017, the project has been hit with multiple delays—one of them being lead actor John Cho sustaining a knee injury that forced production to be shut down—and that’s before the COVID-19 pandemic.
With filming for the series having officially wrapped, we should expect things to run a lot more smoothly moving forward. The good thing about Cowboy Bebop is, Netflix hasn’t announced any release date, so the movie isn’t really under a lot of pressure from fans about when it’s going to come out.
If anything, the pressure on the movie is all about living up to the anime. Cowboy Bebop is celebrated as one of the best anime properties to come out ever from the solid action to the interesting world-building. It’s very easy to take a property like this and make it end up like the Ghost in the Shell movie. Hopefully Netflix has a good handle on what will make this series great. I don’t know how many attempts it has before fans just start losing interest.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop.