Netflix has finally announced the date for the premiere of Cowboy Bebop, one of the most famous classic anime- the 19th of November. The live-action adaptation of the manga will star John Cho- known for his role in the Harold and Kumar franchise- who would play the role of Spike Spiegel.
The streaming service has also produced the first images from the show- where it gave fans some sense of what to expect from a live-action adaptation that was based on a visually appealing anime.
Netflix Finally Releases The Dates For Cowboy Bebop
The showrunner of Cowboy Bebop will be Andre Nemec, who previously worked as the producer and writer of TV Series Alias and Zoo, as well as the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the anime series, has been invited as a consultant for the new show.
Yoko Kanno, the score composer for the anime, would also be returning for the live-action adaptation. The anime originally came as an anime in 1998. The manga, as well as the anime, was a space western about a group of bounty hunters in a spaceship which was named Bebop.
Needless to say, Cowboy Bebop attained cult status thanks to its strong thematic elements as well as a distinctly striking visual style. The live-action adaptation of the same was announced back in 2018, but its road towards completion was anything but smooth.
While the pandemic definitely played its part in the entire debacle, an injury to John Cho on the set led to the entire set being shifted from New Zealand to Los Angeles. In the end, the production for the live-action series finished in March of this year.
Cowboy Bebop will join the list of several new Netflix films and series which were announced for later this year- which includes Lucifer and The Witcher as well The Guilty- written by Nic Pizzolatto.