There have been some amazing promos for Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop, but for fans of the hit anime who have been waiting so long, it couldn’t have been enough. Today, an actual first look at the series has arrived along with a release date of November 19th. After looking at these shots it can’t get here fast enough!
Take a look at John Cho in the iconic role of Spike Spiegel, the most charming and skilled bounty hunter in the galaxy. As you can see he’s also pretty damn suave, and has a heart of gold buried beneath a tragic backstory. We also see Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Spike’s best friend and captain of the Bebop. And my favorite casting of all, the gorgeous Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, a con-artist and one-time rival who joins the crew in hopes of recovering her lost memories.
Here’s the series synopsis: Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.