Finally, the Bebop crew comes to live-action.
Widely praised as one of the greatest anime series of all time, Shinichirō Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop remains a charming, action-packed neo-noir space opera with timeless relevance.
Cowboy Bebop follows the lives of several bounty hunters aboard the spaceship Bebop in the year 2071 as they hunt down criminals in a moody but tight 26-episode series.
Sci-fi, western, and noir collide in an enchanting narrative that blends procedural storytelling with serialized arcs — and a jazzy score that elevates it to a place of brilliance.
Netflix announced a live-action Cowboy Bebop series was in development in November 2018, and the streaming platform finally revealed a first look at the cast on August 23, 2021.
Here are the first 8 incredible images from live-action Cowboy Bebop series.
Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda), Spike Spiegel (John Cho), and Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) pose on the Bebop’s iconic yellow couch.
The crew spends a lot of time lounging on the yellow couch.
Here, Spike is seated on the Bebop‘s couch probably watching Big Shot, a TV broadcast throughout the Solar System for bounty hunters.
Ostensibly the series protagonist, Spike is a former member of the Syndicate crime organization. He’s a master martial artist and an expert marskman.
Perhaps a reference to a scene from the Cowboy Bebop anime movie, John Cho’s Spike wears over-ear headphones in this shot.
This suit is incredible.
Daniella Pineda’s Faye Valentine is an amnesiac with immense gambling debts who spent decades in cryo sleep. Now, she’s a free spirit and total badass.
Here, Faye levels her gun at someone with a concert stage behind her. Which target is this?
Faye’s signature gun is a .45 ACP Glock 30.
Mustafa Shakir plays Jet Black, an ex-cop and captain of the Bebop with a cybernetic arm.
He pretends to be grumpy, but inside he’s a total softie who loves taking care of people.
In the anime, Spike trains shirtless in dim lighting in his very first appearance. Is this his image of his live-action debut?
Spike walks away from some kind of firefight in a church.
Spike, Jet, and Faye leave C’est la vie, a bar and pool hall on Mars.
Ein the Pembroke Welsh Corgi "data dog” also makes his grand debut in this image.
These first images are a promising look at what’s to come — but we’ve gone one big question.
Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop series will be released November 19, 2021.
See you then space cowboy ...