Netflix has shared the first images for its live-action adaption of Cowboy Bebop, giving fans an early glimpse of what the new show looks like compared to its original, animated counterpart.
Cowboy Bebop is a hugely popular sci-fi, neo-noir anime centered around a group of bounty hunters (“cowboys”) that operate out of a converted interplanetary fishing ship called the Bebop.
The key members of the crew include ex-hitman and former Red Dragon Crime Syndicate member Spike Spiegel, former Inter-Solar System Police officer Jet Black, and Faye Valentine, a con artist who turns out to be much older than she looks.
Netflix’s new Cowboy Bebop photos show what actors John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda look like in these roles, respectively. They also include a look at the interior of the Bebop fishing ship, as well as a peek at Ein, a Welsh Corgi gifted with human-like intelligence following genetic experimentation.
Netflix has yet to reveal what one of the other key Bebop members, the child hacking prodigy Edward, looks like, but the show will be available to stream beginning on November 19, 2021. Cowboy Bebop will be scored by the legendary composer responsible for the original soundtrack, Yoko Kanno.
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.