Netflix Halts Production on Live Action “Cowboy Bebop” Due to John Cho Injury

Netflix has reportedly halted production of their upcoming live-action series of “Cowboy Bebop” for 7-9 months due to a knee injury sustained by lead actor John Cho. Deadline describe the injury as “a freak accident that happened on the last take of a routine and well-rehearsed scene. It requires surgery, for which Cho has been flown back to Los Angeles, and an extensive rehabilitation.”

The series will be made up of 10 episodes with the first being written by Thor’s Christopher Yost. Original anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will act as consultant for the series.

Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag 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: Spike
Haunted by visions of the woman he loved and lost, Julia, Spike’s criminal past slowly catches up to him — putting him and the Bebop crew in the crosshairs of the solar system’s most lethal criminal organization, the Syndicate.

 


Mustafa Shakir: Jet

Jet holds tight to his honor and optimism, acting as a father figure to his misfit crew, always seeing the best in his partner, Spike… until it’s too late.

 


Daniella Pineda: Faye

She’s always on the search for the person with the key to her identity. In the meantime, she’ll fake it till she makes it.

 


Alex Hassell: Vicious

Once he was Spike’s best friend, now he’s his mortal enemy and is obsessed with taking him down.

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