Netflix Reveals Jazzy ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Opening Sequence With First Show Footage

Remember when Cowboy Bebop was being planned as a feature film? With Keanu Reeves in the lead? That was a long time ago, and things have gone very differently and probably for the better. Fans of the beloved space western anime have been eating up everything they can get from Netflix’s live-action series, and they were catered to again during this weekend’s TUNDUM event.

While the reveal of a show’s opening title sequence might not be a big deal for something else, for Cowboy Bebop it definitely is. Not only do we get a look at the jazzy music and kitschy visual style, but there’s also a little bit of actual footage in there worth checking out, including shots of Alex Hassell as Spike’s rival Vicious, and Tamara Tunie as Ana.

This looks like an absolute blast, whether you’re a Cowboy Bebop fan or not. The series hits Netflix for 10 episodes beginning November 19th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.