It isn’t far from the truth in stating that there has been a lot of skepticism surrounding Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop starring John Cho in the role of Spike Spiegel. However you feel about the upcoming series, you have to admit you are at least a little intrigued. And we have to admit that after seeing the official trailer for it, that we could not be more excited.
Visually, the series looks incredible. The production value is through the roof and beyond the stratosphere and we are more than impressed. At first, we have to state we thought that the costumes looked a little too much like bad cosplay but after seeing them in literal action, they look great and fit perfectly into what Netflix is trying to deliver. And what is that exactly? A hell of a lot of fun, to say the least. And we can’t wait for more.
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.
Based on the beloved anime series, COWBOY BEBOP is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.
Cowboy Bebop comes exclusively to Netflix on Nov. 19.