Netflix is bringing a live-action Cowboy Bebop to their streaming service and the cast is looking good so far. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Danielle Pineda, and Alex Hassell have all been brought in to bring this space western anime to life. The series will have ten episodes and will also see Alex Garcia Lopez, who has been involved in Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Cloak and Dagger to direct the first two episodes for this show. Christopher Yost has written the first episode.
Bebop is described as:
“The jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts, as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.”
Below you can find the official descriptions for the characters each actor will play:
Cho will play Spike Spiegel: “an impossibly cool ‘cowboy’ (bounty hunter) with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare. He travels the solar system with his ex-cop partner, Jet, pursuing the future’s most dangerous bounties with a combination of charm, charisma — and deadly Jeet Kune Do.”
Shakir is playing his partner, Jet Black, “one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.”
Pineda is playing Faye Valentine, an amnesiac thief and con artist while Hassell is Vicious, Spiegel’s ex-partner who is now out to kill him.
Are you excited for a live-action Cowboy Bebop series and what are your hopes for this adaptation?
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