New ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Teaser Is All Stylish, Playful Fun

Cowboy Bebop is one of the most popular anime ever, but Netflix is set to introduce the space western to a whole new audience. A live-action series starring John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine is on the way next month, and if you though it would be just a normal everyday show, think again.

So far, we’ve seen a stylish, jazzy opening sequence for the series. And now, rather than a proper trailer, we’re treated to awesome short, Lost Session, which encompasses a number of different visual styles. It begins like something out of a 1970s blaxploitation, but adds comic book-style graphics, breaking of panel barriers, and more to go along with copious numbers of quips and bullets.

All of this goes to establish Cowboy Bebop‘s fun, playful energy. I can’t wait for the series to arrive on Netflix beginning November 19th. And if you’re interested in checking out the original anime, it comes to the streamer in just two days.

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.