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Cowboy Bebop trailer: Netflix noir action show seems like a promising ode to the classic anime

The live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will begin streaming on Netflix from November 19.

  • Devki Nehra

Last Updated: 01.01 PM, Oct 27, 2021

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Cowboy Bebop trailer: Netflix noir action show seems like a promising ode to the classic anime
A still from the Cowboy Bebop trailer | YouTube

Netflix finally released an official trailer for its live-action adaptation of the classic anime series Cowboy Bebop on October 27. 

The trailer opens to Spike Spiegel (John Cho) telling his friend Anna that he has shed his past identity of a criminal and is now a bounty hunter. There are glimpses of his partner Jet (Mustafa Shakir) in their bebop (the spaceship they travel around the solar system in), them chasing down criminals and encountering Spike's mortal enemies Pierrot Le Fou and Vicious.

There's also a sequence that introduces how Faye (Daniella Pineda) joined the duo, and despite their tumultous relationship, continues to be an integral part of their bounty hunting mission. Ein the Corgi, the dog they had reluctantly adopted on one of their adventures, also makes her first official appearance in the trailer.

Also part of the cast are Alex Hassell, Elena Satine, Tamara Tunie, Mason Alexander Park, Jay Uddin, Lydia Peckham, Adrienne Barbeau, Rodney Cook, and Josh Randall.

It was previously announced that the original voice cast will return to provide the Japanese dub for the show. 

Engadget notes that the show was announced way back in 2019, but was only wrapped recently this year. Production had to be paused after Cho injured himself on set, followed by the pandemic setting in. 

Shinichirō Watanabe directed the original Cowboy Bebop, which was written by Keiko Nobumoto. The character designer was Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer was Kimitoshi Yamane, and the composer was Yoko Kanno, according to Deadline.

The live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will begin streaming on Netflix from November 19. Before the show releases on the platform, all 26 episodes of the original Japanese anime can be watched on Netflix as well. 

Watch the trailer here:

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