Cowboy Bebop

Production on Netflix’s live-action adaptation of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ has kicked off and to celebrate the streaming service has shared a video that reveals the last member of the core cast, Ein.  Christopher Yost wrote the new 10-episode miniseries, with Alex Garcia Lopez set to direct the first two episodes.

Check out the new video, shot in “Corgi-vision” below:

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.

John Cho heads up the cast of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ as Spike Spiegel, a charming bounty hunter, who despite his carefree demeanor, is haunted by his past.  Daniella Pineda portrays the “bold, brash and unpredictable” amnesiac Faye Valentine, a sharp-tongued con woman, while Mustafa Shakir plays the “softy at heart” ex-cop Jet Black, the pilot of the group, who lost his job after being framed.  Opposing this group of mercenaries is Vicious, played by Alex Hassell, the leader of the criminal organization known as The Syndicate, who also happens to be Spike’s former partner.  “He will kill anyone who gets in the way of his business without a second thought.”  Elena Satine portrays Vicious’ girlfriend, Julia who shares a mysterious connection to Spike, appearing to him in dreams and visions.

There is still one major character whose casting has not been announced– Radical Ed, an eccentric young computer hacker.

Seeing as the TV adaptation is just getting underway, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ probably won’t arrive until some time next year.

The original ‘Cowboy Bebop’ manga was first released in 1998, with the anime arriving the same year.  The English translation was released in 2001, in North America as well as in Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.  In the US, it aired as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block– the first anime to do so.  The anime can be streamed via Hulu, Youtube TV, and Tubi.

Check back for updates on this live-action adaptation as they arrive.