Netflix is gearing up for the upcoming release of the live-action adaptation of the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop that will begin streaming from the 19th of November, 2021.
Ahead of its release, the streamer has shared an exclusive clip to add to the eager anticipation of fans.
Starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda in lead roles, the live-action series is directed by Andre Nemec. It has been adapted from the original 26-episode anime that is now streaming on Netflix and needs immediate attention if one plans to watch the live-action series.
The series will follow Spike Spiegel and his ragtag team of bounty hunters as they travel across outer space, battling dangerous adversaries and dealing with personal demons and past trauma.
The ten-episode live-action series will also star Alex Hassell, Elena Satine, Mason Alexander Park, Jay Uddin, Tamara Tunie, Rodney Cook, Lydia Peckham, John Randall, Adrienne Barbeau and more.
Recently, the streamer released a clip that featured the composer of the iconic jazzy opening theme song- Yoko Kanna- as she worked on it. The composer’s brilliant creation had become a pop-cultural phenomenon ever since the release of the anime in the late 1990s.
Netflix took to Twitter to release the three-minute clip that sees the three leads- Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine– at a bar. While Spike and Jet are seemingly having a mellow time, sharing some cheesy bread, Faye’s whirlwind entry changes the picture.
Wearing a red halter-neck dress, with her short-cropped hair, Faye is visibly injured as she slides into Spike’s booth and tries to convince the pair to partner up with her by narrating her compelling yet bizarre story.
Cho, as Spiegel, displays effortless charm and poise while Shair is as relaxed and easygoing as Jet. Pineda, too, is a manic pixie dream as Faye Valentine, her mind racing with various other calculative ways to save her back.
Ahead of its release today, here is everything we know about the series.