Netflix is adapting the much-loved anime series Cowboy Bebop into a live-action series. It is based on the manga series by the same name by author Hajime Yatate. Furthermore, Alex Garcia Lopez will direct the series with twelve writers on board. Notably, Thor Ragnarok’s writer Christopher L. Yost is among them.
Cowboy Bebop’s popularity was enormous, and anime adaptation soon followed after the first manga run. Both the manga and anime received massive critical acclaim. It is one of the most popular franchises.
The release date for Cowboy Bebop Season 1
Rumors were that the series will premiere in 2020. However, the release date for Cowboy Bebop will be pushed by a significant amount after actor John Cho’s injury on set. The production delay will last at least seven months. If fans are lucky, they may get to see Cowboy Bebop in the Summer or Fall of 2021.
However, there is no official announcement about it yet.
What is the plot of the popular series?
It’s based in the year 2071, where most of humanity has colonized the planets and moons of the solar system. Roughly fifty years back, Earth was left uninhabitable after an accident with a hyperspace gateway. Alongside the growing crime rate throughout the solar system, the Inter Solar System Police legalize bounty hunters. And they are known as “Cowboys”, and they chase criminals across the solar system.
The Cast of the Netflix Adaptation
Meanwhile, the cast members have been confirmed for the adaptation.
John Cho will play Spike Spiegel; Alex Hassell will perform vicious, Faye Valentine played by Danielle and Jet Black will be played by Mustafa Shakir.
So, are you a fan of the popular franchise and awaiting the release of the live-action version? Do let us know your take on it. What are your expectations from the show?