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Cowboy Bebop live-action series cast announced

By Argie Aguja Published Nov 22, 2020 4:03 pm

Netflix has just announced six new additions to the cast of the live-action adaptation of Sunrise’s Cowboy Bebop, a '90s anime about  the motley crew of the spaceship Bebop as they travel throughout the solar system in search of their next job.

Netflix took to Twitter to reveal the new cast members for the Cowboy Bebop live-action remake.

They are:

  • Geoff Stults as Chalmers, Jet's ex-partner
  • Tamara Tunie as Ana, Martian club owner
  • Mason Alexander Park as Gren, Ana's right hand person
  • Rachel House as Mao, White Tigers Capo
  • Ann Truong and Hoa Xuande as Shin and Lin, respectively, Vicious' twin henchmen

The six join previously announced cast members John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, Alex Hassell as Vicious and Elena Satine as Julia.

Here’s the synopsis for the series from Netflix:

Based on the worldwide phenomenon from Sunrise Inc., Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Radical Ed: a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system's most dangerous criminals. They'll even save the world… for the right price.

The series is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. Alex Garcia Lopez directs the series while the anime's original director, Shinichiro Watanabe, serves as consultant.

Twelve writers are on board to help create the story. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio assumes the role as showrunners and executive producers.

Back in October 2019, Netflix posted a "Behind the Scenes" video to mark the start of production. Filming for the first season was halted after lead actor John Cho's on-set knee injury in New Zealand, followed by a shutdown due to COVID-19.

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment allowed the series' crew to enter the country in July 2020, giving the green light for filming in the next six months. Netflix has yet to confirm the official release date of the 10-episode first season.