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Cowboy Bebop - Finally in the can: Netflix sends us on an intergalactic adventure

After two long years of production, it's time for them Cowboy bebop-Crew: Mission completed successfully! Since this week, Netflix ‘the highly anticipated live action adaptation of the iconic anime series is officially in the can, after having been condemned to sit still and do nothing for many months due to the Corona. But not only the pandemic played badly to the production team. In mid-2019, lead actor John Cho injured himself (Star Trek, The exorcist, Searching) so badly on the knee while filming a scene that production had to pause for nine months.

When Cho finally recovered completely after the emergency surgery and rehabilitation measure and it could have continued, the pandemic was in full swing and the production team was again forced to wait. Only last September then the redeeming news: Cowboy bebop is one of the few foreign productions that has been granted special permission to shoot in New Zealand during the pandemic - just like Amazons, among others Lord of the Rings-Series.

He becomes Bounty Hunter Spike Spiegel for Netflix: John Cho. © Paramount

A big undertaking

The series was announced in 2017 as a collaboration between Tomorrow Studios and Studio Sunrise Inc, the creators of the template. A year later, Netflix came on board to buy the series, and another six months later, the first cast members were John Cho or Daniella Pineda, who have now also announced the successful end of production.

Cho plays the water-washed bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, who, along with the former police officer Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir, known The Deuce, Marvel’s Luke Cage), the beautiful amnesiac Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda from Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom) and the orphan Radical Ed forms a motley crew of bounty hunters who hunt down the most dangerous criminals in the solar system on the run from their past.

Sometimes they even save the world - if the price is right. Time and again they get along with Spike's archenemy Vicious (Alex Hassell genius) in touch.

Cowboy Bebop is full of absurd stories. © Studio Sunrise

A total of ten episodes are planned. The first of these was by Christopher Yost (Thor - The Dark Kingdom, Thor: Decision day) put on paper. Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s The Punisher, The Witcher, Marvel’s Daredevil) and Michael Katleman (Primeval - The track of horror, zoo).

Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime, also acted as a consultant. Nevertheless, many fans do not believe that Netflix is ​​able to capture the unique mood of the template, which switched almost effortlessly between comedic and rather dark situations.

The cowboy bebop crew! © Studio Sunrise

Written on March 16, 2021 by Torsten Schrader