It would seem we have been blessed on this Monday, for the powers that be at Netflix have gifted us with a tantalizing glimpse of the highly anticipated Cowboy Bebop live-action series. We’ve been waiting for this for quite some time around these parts—with our own Kayleigh Donaldson passionately campaigning for John Cho’s casting, which wound up coming to fruition, CLEARLY PAJIBA’S INFLUENCE IS UNMATCHED—but I don’t think we were fully prepared for just how spectacular this would look. I mean…
The combined power of John Cho’s hair and forearms. My God. Daniella Pineda absolutely looks like Faye Valentine come to life, and Mustafa Shakir as Jet is quite honestly my favorite casting decision in recent memory. Tell me you can’t see that man kicking ass and taking names while cooing over some bonsai and trying to feed his
found family crew with the little they have.
COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.
Based on the beloved anime series, 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. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.
Cowboy Bebop premieres on Netflix on November 19.
Kaleena Rivera is the TV Editor for Pajiba. When she isn’t hyperventilating over the shot of Cho in the church (Are we getting “Ballad of Fallen Angels”?!), she can be found on Twitter here.
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