Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese anime science fiction television series first aired in 1999. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, with 26 episodes in the series, popularly known as sessions. The television show is set in the year 2071 and explores the lives of a bounty hunter crew traveling in their spaceship named Bebop.
In 2017, after almost 18 years from the original airing of Cowboy Bebop, it was announced an American live-action adaptation of the series was in the making. Netflix announced that the series, Cowboy Bebop live-action season one would be aired on its streaming platform
Cowboy Bebop Live-action Season 1: Release date
Production of the series was underway but was put to a halt, as the main star of the series, John Cho suffered a knee injury. The shooting was pushed back, and no release date has yet been confirmed. Furthermore, the recent pandemic has delayed production, and according to reports, production is likely to take a while.
The expected plot of Cowboy Bebop Live-action Season 1
In the original anime television series, humanity has left earth and has formed civilizations in planets and the moon, spread throughout the solar system. In the solar system, we have “cowboys” protecting the civilization from offenders, dangerous criminals, and other evils. Here come in the bounty hunters, who are a part of the cowboys, a crew traveling in their spaceship named Bebop, who fight for and protect the citizens.
The live-action adaptation of the series is expected to follow the same plot, and at the same time will try to escape from their pasts. The crew includes Spike Siegal, Jet Black, Faye, Edward Wong, and Ein.
Cowboy Bebop Live-action Season 1: Cast
According to sources the confirmed star cast of the science fiction anime series are:
John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassell as Vicious and Elena Satine as Julia.