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Cowboy Bebop is a live-action remake of the Cowboy Bebop anime series. Consisting of ten episodes, it will be released on Netflix on November 19, 2021.[1][2][3]


Long on style and perpetually short on cash, bounty hunters Spike, Jet and Faye trawl the solar system looking for jobs. But can they outrun Spike's past?[4]


Live-Action Cast

Japanese Dub Cast


Development on the live-action Cowboy Bebop series began in June 2017 after a partnership was announced between Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios and Sunrise Inc., the producer of the anime. Tomorrow Studios teamed up with André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of production company Midnight Radio to act as executive producers and showrunners for Cowboy Bebop. Christopher Yost was also announced to write the initial plot.[5]

In November 2018, it was announced that Netflix picked up the distribution rights to the show and that original anime director Shinichiro Watanabe would be acting as a creative consultant.[6] It was also revealed later that original Cowboy Bebop composer Yoko Kanno would be scoring the music for the series.

In April 2019, Variety first reported the casting of John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell to play Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Vicious, respectively.[7] A few months later, it was announced that Elena Satine was cast as Julia.[8]

Filming for Cowboy Bebop took place around summer 2019 in New Zealand. After the first few episodes, production was put on hiatus following an injury from John Cho.[9] Later, Cho revealed that he suffered a torn ACL and had to have surgery and rehab his knee.

Production officially resumed in September 2020 after receiving border exemptions from the New Zealand government following the country's COVID-19 shutdown.[10] A couple months after production resumed, Netflix announced the addition of Geoff Stults, Tamara Tunie, Mason Alexander Park, Rachel House, Ann Truong, and Hoa Xuande to the series playing Chalmers, Annie, Gren, Mao, Shin, and Lin respectively.[11] Daniella Pineda announced the first season finished filming in an Instagram post on March 10, 2021.[12][13]

On September 25 during Netflix's TUDUM fan event, Netflix debuted the opening credits along with a brief introduction from John Cho. The intro closely mirrored the style of the anime's opening which included the original theme song Tank! acting as the show's opening theme.[14] They also revealed the casting of Jay Uddin, Lydia Peckham, Adrienne Barbeau, Rodney Cook, Josh Randall, Ira Munn, and Lucy Currey during the TUDUM event playing Asimov, Katerina, Maria Murdock, Teddy Bomber, Pierrot Le Fou, Punch, and Judy, respectively.[15] Netflix announced on October 13 that the original Japanese voice cast of the anime would be reprising their roles for the Japanese dub of the live-action series. [16]

Netflix released a "Lost Session" teaser on October 19 ahead of the official trailer debut.[17] The teaser featured Spike, Jet, and Faye in an original sequence not included in the series and shot specifically to promote the show. The first official trailer is scheduled to release on October 26, 2021.


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