Netflix 'Cowboy Bebop': 5 things you need to know about the anime-based series

Netflix 'Cowboy Bebop': 5 things you need to know about the anime-based series
John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine and Ein in 'Cowboy Bebop' (Geoffrey Short/Netflix)

Since it aired in 1998, 'Cowboy Bebop' has had a cult following of sorts. Be it's iconic characters, quotes or soundtrack, the series is loved by anime fans worldwide. With a 10 episode live-action series ready to premiere on Netflix, here's what you need to know about the Bebop crew!

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When does 'Cowboy Bebop' release, and where can you watch it

'Cowboy Bebop' preimeres on Netflix on November 19, 2021.



Who stars in the 'Cowboy Bebop' series

John Cho
Taking on the role of the infamous space cowboy Spike Spiegel is actor John Cho. Cho made history when he was the first Asian-American actor cast as a romantic lead in the 2014 sitcom 'Selfie'. Some of his most notable roles have been Harold Lee in the 'Harold & Kumar' franchise, and Hikaru Sulu in the 'Star Trek' reboot films. His recent works include 'Over the Moon', 'Home Movie: The Princess Bride', 'The Grudge', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Oath', 'Mirai', 'Searching' and 'The Exorcist'. 



 The rest of the cast includes -- Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Vicious is played by Alex Hassell, and Elena Satine plays Julia.


What is 'Cowboy Bebop' all about

'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."




André Nemec
André Nemec is a showrunner, writer and a producer. Nemec serves as the showrunner for 'Cowboy Bebop'. He has also worked on projects such as 'Without Remorse', 'High Fidelity', 'Limetown', 'Knightfall', 'Wonder Park', 'Origin' and 'Everything Sucks!'. 

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. 


The original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation.


You can check out the trailer for 'Cowboy Bebop' here!



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