The live-action adaptation of the Netflix anime Cowboy Bebop will air on the streamer on November 19, according to The edge. The show has been in development for years, with a casting finally announced in 2019.
Cowboy Bebop takes place in 2071 and follows a group of bounty hunters who complete missions using their spaceship called “Bepop”. The series premiered in 1998 and was short-lived, releasing only one season. Jean Cho (Research) was chosen to play as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir (Marvel’s Luke Cage) like Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda (Black Mercy) like Faye Valentine. Returning as the composer of the original show, Yoko Kanno (Macross More) will light up Netflix’s live-action series with its soundtrack.
The COVID-19 pandemic alongside a 2019 injury to the series’ lead actor Cho was created for an even further postponement of the release. Cho is said to have suffered a knee injury in a well-rehearsed scene. The injury was so severe that he flew from New Zealand, where the series was filmed, to Los Angeles, for emergency surgery and rehabilitation.
Along with a release date, Netflix also revealed a first cast preview for Cowboy Bebop, which can be viewed below.