Cowboy Bebop’s live-action series is reportedly in the works, and the creators have already finished three episodes. The show had multiple delays due to the primary protagonist’s injury and coronavirus pandemic. The live-action series will head to Netflix after the completion of all episodes of Season One.
Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok’s screenwriter Christopher Yost is writing the storyline for Season One. The live-action adaptation was announced back in 2017 by Tomorrow Studios. Sunrise Inc., which produced the original anime series, will also join Tomorrow Studios to produce live-action adaptation.
The director of the anime adaptation, Shinichirō Watanabe, will join the live-action project as a creative consultant. Meanwhile, Yoko Kanno will return to compose the live-action series. She previously composed Cowboy Bebop’s anime series.
The Grudge and Searching actor John Cho will appear as Spike Spiegel. Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda will appear as Jet Black, and Faye Valentine respectively. Later, Elena Satine joined the cast as Julia and Alex Hassell as Vicious.
The production of the live-action series started in Summer 2019. When John Cho suffered heavy knee injury, the production company suspended the production in October 2019. The series producer, Marty Adelstein, in an interview with SyFy Wire, reported that they had completed the production of three episodes. He also added that at least six episodes concluded filming before Cho’s injury.
Cowboy Bebop was expected to resume production in early 2020, but couldn’t due to coronavirus pandemic. The live-action series will potentially release in early 2021 or in summer 2021. The production will probably resume later this year.
Cowboy Bebop ha neo-noir western science-fiction touch, and tells the story of bounty hunter crew in the year 2071. The anime television series was critically and commercially successful across domestic and international markets. Several critics and fans have hailed the anime to be a masterpiece and the greatest anime of all time.
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