Despite airing just 26 episodes, the 1998 anime Cowboy Bebop had garnered a massive fan following, inspiring two manga series as well as an anime film. In 2017, a live-action reboot was announced, with Netflix garnering the rights in 2018. Now, the streaming giant has released photos that serve as the first look at the upcoming adaptation set to premiere on Netflix on November 19th, 2021.
The anime series will be set in outer space, where a ragtag team of bounty hunters try to escape from their past demons while hunting down and battling some of the most dangerous adversaries across the solar system. Jazzy and fun, this genre-transcending anime gained massive popularity, especially due to the cute Pembroke Welsh corgi named Ein.
The team is led by the suave Spike Spiegel, followed by Jet Black and Faye Valentine. Actors John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda are going to portray the characters, respectively. They will also be joined by Elena Satine and Alex Hassell.
The show has now shared the first look at Spike’s Swordfish as Netflix release the official poster for the upcoming show. The reveal comes as part of Netflix’s user experience event TUDUM.
As part of the huge event, the streaming platform will be offering fans a first look at its upcoming movies and shows including The Witcher, Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, and more.
This glimpse of Cowboy Bebop has once again got fans excited and nervous. Such an iconic show deserves to be treated with respect. Something show producer Andre Nemec is intending to do: “I promise we will never take the original anime away from the purists. It will always exist out there. But I’m very excited about the stories that we’re telling. I believe we’ve done a really nice job of not violating the canon in any direction but merely offering some extra glimpses into the world that was already created.”
See the new poster for Cowboy Bebop below.