Netflix has released a number of first look images for their upcoming live-action series of “Cowboy Bebop” as well as announcing the release date. The show, which stars John Cho alongside Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda, will premiere globally on November 19th after a number of delays brought about by a knee injury sustained by Cho as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.
COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.
The series will be made up of 10 episodes with the first being written by Thor’s Christopher Yost. Original anime director Shinichiro Watanabe has also acted as consultant for the series. An original score for the series has been composed by icon Yoko Kanno.
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.
As well as:
- Geoff Stults as Chalmers, Jet’s ex-partner
- Tamara Tunie as Ana, Martian club owner
- Mason Alexander Park as Gren, Ana’s right hand person
- Rachel House as Mao, White Tigers Capo
- Ann Truong and Hoa Xuande as Shin & Lin, Vicious’s twin henchmen