Netflix recently announced that it would stream a ‘Cowboy Bebop’ live-action series that is currently in development. Now, the streaming service has released character breakdowns, along with the descriptions of the actors they are looking to cast!
‘Cowboy Bebop,’ the 1998 Japanese anime series, earned a cult following from fans around the globe. The series was set in a future where traveling from planet to planet was an everyday thing and followed a group of bounty hunters traveling on the spaceship Bebop. In 2017, it was announced that a live-action adaptation of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ was in development by Tomorrow Studios.
Netflix’s live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ will consist of ten, hour-long episodes and Chris Yost will write the script with Peter Friedlander and Kris Henigman serving as executive producers.
Read on for character descriptions for the upcoming series!
The series creators hope to cast an Asian (or partially Asian) man in his mid-20s to mid-30s with athletic ability. Spike, the male lead, is young and handsome with a carefree demeanor to hide his dangerous side. While he tries to hide it, Spike can’t help but fall for a damsel in distress and is haunted by his past.
Faye would ideally be played by an Asian (or mixed heritage) woman in her early 20s to mid-30s and with athletic ability. As the female lead, Faye is an attractive bounty hunter with a sharp tongue. She is a survivor but also a con woman who can get people to do what she wants.
An African American (or partial African American) man in his mid-30s to early 50s. Jet is an ex-cop who seems intimidating at first but is really a softy at heart. Jet believes in upholding the law but will always back up a friend.
Radical Ed should be played by a 14-year-old girl, who is short and athletic. Ed is a computer genius and expert hacker. She is extremely energetic with a child-like wonder and is eccentric, bordering on the bizarre.
Creators hope to cast a man in his mid-20s to mid-30s of any ethnicity, with pale skin and white hair to play Vicious. He is the leader of the criminal organization known as the Syndicate. He will kill anyone who gets in the way of his business without a second thought.
A woman in her mid-20s to mid-30s of any ethnicity would bring Julia to life. She is a sophisticated blonde damsel in distress with a mysterious connection to Spike. he appears to him in visions and whispers to him about his past, but the real Julia is the girlfriend of Vicious.
‘Cowboy Bebop’ will begin production in April 2019. Check back for more news as it becomes available!