Elena Satine will star opposite John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell in the Netflix live-action adaptation of ‘Cowboy Bebop’. Satine will portray Julia. “With a sultry beauty and a voice to die for, she is the dreamlike object of Spike Spiegel’s desire. She struggles to survive in a violent world.”
Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a ragtag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll even save the world — for the right price.
Cho plays the leader of the gang, Spike Piegel, while Shafir is ex-cop Jet Black, and Pineda portrays amnesiac Faye Valentine. Hassell portrays Spike ex-partner and sworn enemy, Vicious. The series hails from writer Christopher Yost. The first two episodes will be directed by Alex Garcia Lopez. Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg serve as showrunners. (FOUR showrunners?) Director of the original anime, Shinichiro Watanabe, serves as a consultant.
Satine was most recently seen as Maggie Donovan on Season 1 of CBS All Access’ ‘Strange Angel’ and as Dreamer on FOX’s ‘The Gifted’. She previously appeared as Louise Ellis on ‘Revenge’. Among her other credits are ‘Twin Peaks’, ’24: Legacy’, and ‘Timeless’.
Here are the original descriptions of the characters from ‘Cowboy Bebop’ from Netflix:
- Spike [Spiegel], 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.
- As the female lead, Faye [Valentine] 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.
- Jet [Black] 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 is a computer genius and expert hacker. She is extremely energetic with a child-like wonder and is eccentric, bordering on the bizarre.
- Vicious… 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.
- [Julia] is a sophisticated blonde damsel in distress with a mysterious connection to Spike. She appears to him in visions and whispers to him about his past, but the real Julia is the girlfriend of Vicious.
Check back for updates on ‘Cowboy Bebop’ as they emerge. What do you think of the cast so far?