The first look at “Cowboy Bebop”, the upcoming live-action reinterpretation of the popular Japanese animated series that ran from 1997 to 1998, has landed thanks to Netflix. The first season of 10 episodes starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell and Elena Satine will be released on November 19th. Check out the first few photos from the series below.
Here is the official recap courtesy of Netflix: “’Cowboy Bebop’ is an action-packed space western about three bounty hunters, aka ‘Cowboys’, all of them try to escape the past. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) are as different as they are deadly. But they can only get out of so many brawls and joke before their past finally catches up with them. ”
“ Cowboy Bebop ”is written by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki from Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu. Produced as executive producer Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as the showrunner. The original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is an advisor to the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno is returning for the live-action adaptation. Alex Hassell and Elena Satine also star in the series.
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The original “Cowboy Bebop” ran for 26 episodes. IndieWire recently named the anime show one of the best animated series of all time. “Viewers never forget that the revealing boast of Shinichiro Watanabe’s space epic hides a melancholy heart,” wrote Jeff Stone of the series. “Not to mention the biggest opening titles in television history. 3, 2, 1, let’s jam. ”
Notable in the new live action series is the non-binary actor Mason Alexander Park. Park, who toured the country with the Broadway version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. You will play fan-favorite character Gren, who will also identify with her pronouns. Gren is the right hand man of Ana (Tamara Tunie), owner of the hottest underground jazz club on Mars. In the original series, Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener, as they are fully called, was explored in the two-part episode “Jupiter Jazz”. An aspiring saxophonist in the club known as Rooster House and a veteran of the Titan War, Gren was exposed to experimental drugs that increased her estrogen and caused her to grow breasts. Gen’s fluid sexual identity has made the character a rare LGBTQ portrayal in the anime.
COWBOY BEPOP (L to R) DANIELLA PINEDA as FAYE VALENTINE, JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL and MUSTAFA SHAKIR as JET BLACK on the set of COWBOY BEPOP Cr. © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. © 2021
COWBOY BEPOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEPOP Cr. © 2021
COWBOY BEBOP (L to R) DANIELLA PINEDA as FAYE VALENTINE in COWBOY BEBOP Cr. © 2021
COWBOY BEPOP (L to R) JOHN CHO as SPIKE SPIEGEL on the set of COWBOY BEPOP Cr. © 2021
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