Netflix has announced that the long-awaited live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will premiere this fall. The sci-fi, noir, and western-infused bounty hunting series will also feature new music from the anime’s original composer, Yoko Kanno.
There wasn’t a trailer alongside Netflix’s announcement unfortunately, but it did reintroduce a few of the cast members, who already seem to fit their roles quite well – most notably John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda. as Faye Valentine.
Yoko Kanno, the composer behind the iconic soundtrack to the original COWBOY BEBOP anime, will create the soundtrack for the new Live Action series. Also confirmed…Cowboy Bebop is coming this fall. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021
Reports first surfaced that Netflix was producing a live-action adaptation of the iconic series in 2017 and was confirmed later in 2018. The full cast of actors who played the show’s bounty hunters were revealed in 2019, including Cho as the series leader. The show will have a 10-episode season written by one of the screenwriters of Thor: Ragnarok Christopher Joost.
We will have to wait a little longer for a real look at the new one Cowboy Bebop, but at least we can be sure that the space bounty antics will kick off later this year.