Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” Photos & Date

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

After production delays due to major injury and the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Shinichiro Watanabe’s 1990s anime classic “Cowboy Bebop” is finally arriving.

The streamer has today released the first official images from the project and set a November 19th launch date for the ten-episode series which stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Alex Hassell as Vicious and Elena Satine as Julia.

The original 1998 series ran for 26 episodes and followed a crew of intergalactic loners who team up to become bounty hunters onboard the ship Bebop. The work – a blend of western, sci-fi and noir with a jazz-style soundtrack – is considered one of the most defining works of the anime genre alongside such classic greats as “Akira,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Neon Genesis Evangelion”.

“Alias” and “Fringe” duo Andre Nemec and Jeff Pinkner are behind this version written by Christopher Yost (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Mandalorian”) while original composer Yoko Kanno will return to do the music.

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